This site will help me keep my sanity.
I'm gonna do it. Working out halfway is living halfway.
I bought the food, and have been lifting for the last 2 months, missing days here and there. I've had pretty good toning gains, but no weight increase.
Let's do this thing!
- Gain 35 pounds as soon as my body naturally is able to do.
- Get my body fat down to 7%
We have a mission checklist:
- Measuring Tape
- n-Large2 Weight Gainer
- Optimal Nutrition 100% Whey Protein
Pics and Measurements coming soon! (laughter welcome)
Thanks for this website, and thanks for the people helping each other out.
We're on a mission. We can do this. Let's go!
Last edited by mickyjune26; 06-03-2004 at 03:53 PM.
YEEEEAAAAA Almost isn't enough. Keep that in mind. Good luck wit ya goals man and get intense with it!
Fuck, fight, or hold the light.
good luck w/ your goals
Weight: Not Big Enough
“Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.” — Bruce Lee
Good Luck! From one former bean-pole to another it's gonna be a hard slog, but well worth it.
*Now go eat something!
Three people can keep a secret so long as two of them are dead
- Benjamin Franklin
Man, everytime I'm not full, i eat some more. ...about every 1.5 hrs. It's a bunch of small meals, but i'm wondering how I could not gain weight while on this plan.
Food, using nat foods, weight gainer, creatine and protein (see sig for meal plan).
After weight gainer runs out (30 days), I will replace those cals with nat foods and see which cause bigger gains.
At that point, i might have to revamp the plan to shock my body for last 30 days before my 90-day cut.
It uses formulas to tracking my calories, protien and cost/serv
- Measuring Tape - Retractable with the push of a button - Walmart - 5.95
- Camera - 4 outdoor/indoor disposible for $19.95
- n-Large2 Weight Gainer - www.sportssupplements.com (went to local store in denton - discount sport nutrition) - 10lbs for $36.00
- Create Titrate Xtreme - same place, www.sportssupplements.com - $24.95 - 30 serv
- Optimal Nutrition 100% Whey Protein - 77 servings of 23 g protein seach - smoothie factory - $30.85
- 3 $5 DVDs from the "Bargin Bin" - I almost got out of walmart without buying something I don't need
L Biceps 14 3/8"
R Bicep 14 1/2"
Chest - 42 1/4"
Waist - 36 1/2"
Hips 39 1/4"
Upper Legs 22 3/4"
Need to take some pics to track my progress.
Will be lifting tonight.
My signature now links to a journal for measurements, meal plan, lifting journal. I will be asking for advice on various things in the other forums.
If anyone would like an excel copy of this, just replace wwwww.sopht.com/micky/liftjournal.mht with
Will update this post in one week after i have some pictures to post.
Yeah! And being 235/240 will make me look not as much tall...but just HUGE!!
I'm staying on track today with my meal plan, but there are some things i've noticed today:
Right around 2-3, when i've had 4 small meals in me, my energy level was huge. I'm usually tired in the afternoon, but since I'm feeding my body in a way that it's built for, my body was ready for some action.
Sitting at a computer wasn't burning the fuel my body was creating.
Try to work out at 2 each day? hmmm...how will the 'ol boss take it?
Around 4:00, i start to get a headache. I don't have the energy buzz that i had before, but I'm not tired.
...been focusing on sitting up straight instead of slouching to help develop my stomach muscles.
I think i didn't drink enough water today.
I've had about 3/4 gallon so far, but I might need more.
I will see tomorrow.
Kind of odd to post...but I think the Protein shakes give me gas. The sales lady said it won't, but that's why she's a sales lady. It is Optimum nutrition 100% Whey
I will research other brands in the forums.
Last step - revamping my lift routine. Current one has too many reps. I will finish this week with old routine and start next week with new one.
For now on, I will plan my meals before the day occurs.
I had to go 4 hours 2 x on saturday without eating anything. That's a killer for my plan.
If you don't plan, i plan to fail.
I won't get discouraged that I made a mistake. I've gotta stand up, wipe the mud off my face, grit my teeth and face the beast.
Man, I had a great workout on Friday, I did leg presses and it didn't hurt my knee.
I didn't use much weight, and focused on form, so my hips and legs were doing the work, and not my knees. Man, my heart was roaring, i was sweating, and lovin every minute of it.
Us tall guys have a lot of knee probs. We're too buys growing to build quality parts.
I did 30 shoulder rotations w/o weights to really warm up my shoulder.
I did my shoulders and had to look at the ceiling so i didn't feel the regular kink in my neck.
When I work my upper back and shoulders, i think i'm going to look up to really avoid any neck pain.
Damn you!! I used to be the tallest around these parts!!Originally Posted by mickyjune26
I think you could get to much larger than ~240, but I guess that depends on your personal goals. Good luck.
Last edited by JustinF; 06-07-2004 at 03:17 AM.
Hmm, so you're the same height as me, and trying to bulk too... Sweeeeet. How old are ya? Well since you're in a comparable situation I'm gonna keep an eye on your journal and see how you're progressing- I invite you to do the same with mine. Cooperation or competition, I love it all
Last edited by Don Birnam; 06-07-2004 at 11:34 PM.
Thanks for the posts.
Eating fuels the intensity
I lifted yesturday and today. These are only the 4th lifts since I've started the new diet.
The eating regimen is a lot of work. Planning, tracking, preparing what i eat. I spend so much time researching that I can't wait until I have my eating habits memorized.
Since I've spent so much time devoted to eating right, my training intensity has doubled.
Why go to the gym just half-*ss when i've spent so much time eating right?
I get to the gym warmup, do some sets, and can't stop lifting. I try to think of other exercises for the same body part.
This week is for experimentation, finding out which exercises wipe me out more. though I don't have a written lifting regimen yet, I'm making sure to eventually max out after 30 min.
Next week I'll have a written journal for my lifts. get to it by the signature below.
Took the pictures, and am going to drop them off at Wal-mart now.
Halfway trying does not yield halfway results.
Don, I'm going to say this is a competition. I gotta get my BF measured to keep it all fair. Your current stats are where I want to be within a 45 days. I'm up to 196 now, but it might just be food weight.
Keep it up, bro.
Haha... OK you asked for it- It's game day Mick, let's party But you gotta post your lift numbers... you know, so I know how much I'm beating you byOriginally Posted by mickyjune26
Oh yeah and thanks for the grip tip, dat wuz tizzite!
Last edited by Don Birnam; 06-09-2004 at 11:19 PM.
The gas is pretty much a given, no matter what brand or flavor you get.
I'll start posting my stats tonight. today is leg day, and I'm really weak there. Don't want to rush my legs or I'll sprain my knees again.
Tomorrow is chest....I can't wait!
Saturday is back.
I'm also going to link to my history of stats in my sig. The template is avaiable right now.
I'm starting to love the taste of Fat Free plain vanilla yogurt and dry whole wheat tuna fish sandwhiches. Something about not slopping a bunch of ketchup on something gives me a high when i eat.
...and yes, still farting like a chimney cooking beans. It's pretty tricky when on dates, LOL!
We are going to go from best to worse.
1 - This one is okay, except i wanted to laugh because I had never posed before.
5 - LOL when i saw this. Today is leg day. Gonna see if I can do squats again, but gotta really watch my knees.
Last edited by mickyjune26; 06-10-2004 at 04:42 PM.
Went out today and joined a gym. It is in Denton, TX and called Elite Fitness. They are giving me one free session with a trainer, so we'll see how that goes.
I hope you're up to the challenge, Don. We can do it bro! :evillaugh
Last edited by mickyjune26; 06-10-2004 at 08:02 PM.
I didn't want to kill my knees.
As my above pics show, my knees gow slightly outward. In all the leg lifts, I tried to keep my legs extending as straight as possible.
Lifting Number Legend
All my sets are in the following format: weight x reps (intensity)
Intensity.... 5 is a nice warm feel, and 10 means you can't do another rep.
Notes: Felt good and solid. Had to concentrate to not let the kneeds do the work. Lower back tried to twinge, so had to concentrate some more.
130 x 20 steps (8)
160 x 28 steps (9)
Tip: Do before leg press next time
45 x 12(6)
90 x 10(8)
135 x 8(9)
180 x 6(10)
Note: Slow and steady. After reaching top, keep quads flexed to avoid dumping all the weight on my knees
25 x 10(7)
25 x 8 (8)
25 x3 (10)
25 x 4 (10)
Tip: Redo form. Some other parts were straining, so do these slowly until form is perfected.
Push waist downwards against the bench so to avoid lower back helping the contraction.
12 x 0 (5)
10 x 0 (6)
9 x 0 (7)
10 x 0 (10)
Tip: Focus on form to make sure the same muscle does each rep, instead of alternating between all the muscles in the calf. This way I can max out.
Last edited by mickyjune26; 06-10-2004 at 08:03 PM.
Good look. My cousins 6ft 8 and a bodybuilder coz he does hardcore backyard wrestling, its pretty brutal. He looks stupidly huge due to his muscle structure and height, u get as big as him, i'll b impressed!