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    Guitar90's Training Log

    Starting weight: 195lbs at 5'11, age 18 (no idea of my bf%, but its quite high, around the 20s I think).

    Day 1: 26/08/08.

    Workout: Benchpress, squat, deadlift.

    Benchpress:
    5x 64lbs
    5x 74lbs
    5x 88lbs
    5x 108lbs
    3x 118lbs

    Squat:
    5x 88lbs
    5x 108lbs
    5x 118lbs

    Stopped weight here, was hard for me and my friend to get the weight to the shoulders (no box; damn home workouts!)

    Deadlift:
    5x118lbs (3 lots of)

    Didn't use any more weight because in my house there is only 88lbs of 22lb (10kg) plates. I'm currently looking for a gym to sign up to so that I can eventually start lifting very heavy weights =]
    But for now, I'll go work on going moderately heavy for high reps.

    Can't find my camera at the moment, the parents are going on holiday soon, so they've packed it. But I'll get pictures up after about a month or so of working out.

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    05/09/08

    Workout: Bench, deadlift, military press, barbell curl.

    Benchpress:

    5x108lbs
    5x118lbs
    1x128lbs (failed)
    1x123lbs
    2x123lbs

    Deadlift:
    5x118lbs
    2x5x148lbs

    Military Press:

    5x44lbs
    2x5x64lbs
    4x64lbs

    Barbell curls:

    10x44lbs
    10x44lbs
    8x44lbs

    I need to start working out more frequently.
    Lacking the motivation, and the fact that my training partner likes sleeping 22hours a day isn't helping much.

    Going to try and go full throttle into training. Will include cardio next session.
    BP: 247x1
    SQ: 330x5
    DL 297x1
    Total: 874lbs raw

    205lbs @ 5'11, age 18.

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    Late post for 08/09/08

    Benchpress:

    5x108
    5x113
    5x118

    Curls:
    44x10x2
    44x8.

    Deadlift:

    5x148x3

    Military Press:

    10x64
    8x70x2

    Still can't squat very heavily because I have no box, and my training partner's still sleeping forever, so he can't deadlift onto my shoulders while he's in the patio and I'm on the grass. Hope he gets sorted soon because I don't want my back and legs to lack much.
    Going to bring power cleans into the workout soon, as soon as I find out the correct form.
    BP: 247x1
    SQ: 330x5
    DL 297x1
    Total: 874lbs raw

    205lbs @ 5'11, age 18.

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    Late Post for 10/09/08

    Military Press:
    10x64
    10x70
    5x78

    Deadlift:
    5x148x3

    Curls:

    44x10x3

    Benchpress:

    5x108
    3x118
    2x118

    Felt really tired today. Didn't even bother with trying a 123 bench after I struggled the last rep on the second set of benches.
    Gym buddy's still dead to the world of anything outside of Counterstrike and sleep =/
    It's getting frustrating now.

    Starting to notice a change in my body, which is a good thing. I'm weighing 197lbs at the mo, chest, arms and shoulders are starting to look quite good.
    BP: 247x1
    SQ: 330x5
    DL 297x1
    Total: 874lbs raw

    205lbs @ 5'11, age 18.

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    12/09/08

    Benchpress:

    118x5
    123x5
    128x5
    Feeling good and confident after failing 128 for 1 last week I tried 133... Never even got it up... It was quite comical, I thought.

    Barbell Curls:

    44x10
    54x8
    54x7
    54x5 (Felt my arms telling me no by 3 so I thought I'd at least try for a full set... And only got to 5)

    Military Press:

    70x10
    78x7
    78x5 (Felt my shoulders crying at 2 but I fought through to 5)

    Deadlift:

    138x5x4

    Tried a different approach with the deads today. Instead of letting the bar hit the floor between reps, I hovered it just above the floor before going back upright. Felt a big burn in my legs and back afterward... I'm not entirely sure that's a good thing or not, but it felt the same as when I finish most sets so I'm going to take it as a good thing.
    Unless someone wants to tell me otherwise and ridicule me for it.

    I've decided I need more weight. And lots more. I still haven't found how heavy I can comfortably dead lift.
    All the more reason to get into work and find a good gym to join.

    Chest, arms and shoulders are starting to look bigger than they have in a long time. I'm starting to look a little trimmer, too, so it looks like its beginning to pay off =D
    BP: 247x1
    SQ: 330x5
    DL 297x1
    Total: 874lbs raw

    205lbs @ 5'11, age 18.

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    Off to a good start bro...try not to skip legs too often, that would be a bad habit you'd be bound to regreat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Off to a good start bro...try not to skip legs too often, that would be a bad habit you'd be bound to regreat.
    Thanks a lot dude. I'm gonna work on front squats, I can powerclean in to those then
    BP: 247x1
    SQ: 330x5
    DL 297x1
    Total: 874lbs raw

    205lbs @ 5'11, age 18.

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    14/09/08

    I didn't quite know whether to have saturday and sunday as my double resting day from the weights, or whether to make it Monday and Tuesday, and lift on a Sunday. I think I'm going to have the weekends off after today!

    Deadlift:

    138x5
    138x5
    138x10

    Military Press:

    70x10
    80x6
    Felt too weak to get another rep, let alone another set at a higher weight.

    Front squat:

    80x10

    At this point I felt incredibly drained and could barely stand up after my set.
    I've not been feeling as good as I have up until now. I felt really dehydrated and just plain ill... I may have a cold coming on.
    But I'll double check my diet, just to see if I'm not getting the energy I need. I will probably have next Sunday off and lift again on Monday.

    Gonna have Monday and Tuesday off for the time being, take some time to track my diet, and lift again on Wednesday, then introduce cardio on the respective Thursday.
    Gotta love your parents for impulse-buying a treadmill XD
    Last edited by Guitar90; 09-14-2008 at 05:35 PM.
    BP: 247x1
    SQ: 330x5
    DL 297x1
    Total: 874lbs raw

    205lbs @ 5'11, age 18.

    Journal: http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=114747

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitar90 View Post
    Gotta love your parents for impulse-buying a treadmill XD
    Damn dude, got some super folks, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Damn dude, got some super folks, lol.
    Haha, I know.
    My Mom does Weight Watchers meetings, and one of the people she works with was selling one, it cost us £350 but it actually costs £1700 =o

    Not been able to work out this week, parents got home on wednesday and its just been mental at home. Been rehabilitating with some cardio and crunches and pushups and stuff.

    Hoping to get back into it full flow on Monday.
    BP: 247x1
    SQ: 330x5
    DL 297x1
    Total: 874lbs raw

    205lbs @ 5'11, age 18.

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    30/09/08

    I left it almost a fortnight... I know, I suck, but family life got hectic, rounded off with a 50th Wedding Anniversary to go to.

    Hoping I didn't lose too much strength, here's how the workout went:

    Benchpress:

    108x5
    118x5
    128x5

    Impressed myself with the last set of benches. Kept enough strength to carry on at it.

    Standing Mlitary Press:

    64x8
    74x8
    78x5
    78x3

    Deadlift:

    138x5x2
    138x9 (Back gave out lifting the 10th... Had a bad back for a couple of days now)


    EZ bar Curls:

    10x44x3



    I'm pretty happy with my workout today, I'm gonna go do 2 more workouts this week; starting to hate the shape that my gut's in, stupid males retaining the majority of their fat there... I'm gonna keep lifting big, but I'm gonna stay at maintenence cals and bring in some cardio; the fat's gotta go!
    BP: 247x1
    SQ: 330x5
    DL 297x1
    Total: 874lbs raw

    205lbs @ 5'11, age 18.

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    I really suck...

    But it's okay! I'm at a gym now! And I'm paying for it!

    Warm-up: 10mins on the rowing machine. Rowed 2.3km

    12/12/08
    Bench: 121x3
    143x1
    165xfail, couldn't push the ****er up at all.

    Deadlift:
    209x3
    209x1x1x1x1x1.

    Squat:
    132x5
    154x5
    154x3
    Couldn't feel my legs after this. Me and my gym buddy called it a day, and warmed down on the bikes, to try and ease some muscle tension.

    There were other exercises in there too, nothing that I can remember though.
    I felt really ****ty after this workout because I thought I was so weak, but after sitting down here and figuring out how much I actually lifted, I'm happy


    And a post for 15/12/08:

    Warm-up: 5mins on the bikes: Cycled a shade under a mile, like 1475m. Not too shabby.

    Me and my friend decided to go around the machines and see what we liked... Today was a recovery day for me, I had a really bad weekend for sleep so my body was still aching all over from the Friday.

    Leg press: 242lb
    Bench: 121lbx5 (x2)
    Tricep pulldown: 77lb
    Bicep curl: 22x10 (x3) 35xfail, 31x3 (x3)
    Lat pulldown: 100lbx8 (chest didn't like it), 88lbx10 (x2)
    Ab pulldown: 35kgx10 (x2), 45kgx10 (x2), 65kgxfail (sheer comedy value), 40kgx12.
    I did other stuff too, but I can't remember the names of the machines and exercises, but those were the main lifts I think. I did an all over body workout today, followed by a 500m warm down on the rowing machines, took about 2 and a little bit minutes.

    I'm liking my new gym, and I'm liking going with a guy who's been going to the gym for a lot longer than me, gives me a challenge in catching up with him, and I'm liking how even though I haven't lifted for ages, that I've suddenly got all this strength from the motivation and the vibe that I'm getting watching people that are 5'10, 245lbs walking around and wanting to be bigger than them. Gonna try and get in 3 workouts a week, I should be able to do Tuesday, Thursday/Friday and Sunday for definite, other workouts would be recovery days, cardio days etc.

    Looking to start cutting now until I'm at silly low bf% so I have a fresh base for a clean bulk.
    Last edited by Guitar90; 12-16-2008 at 04:20 AM.
    BP: 247x1
    SQ: 330x5
    DL 297x1
    Total: 874lbs raw

    205lbs @ 5'11, age 18.

    Journal: http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=114747

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    Workout for 19/12/08

    I was really late and pissed off today. Public transport let me down. So like an idiot, the second I got to the gym and got changed I didn't warm up or stretch. But fortunately, I'm not in THAT bad condition just yet, though my right arm hurts a little.

    Went to test 1rm's today.

    Bench:
    121x1
    143x1
    165x1 (Lost my balance a bit so spotter assisted me)
    187xfail

    143x5

    Leg Press:

    242x1
    286x1
    330x1
    374x1
    396x1
    418xfail

    I really shocked myself with this. I had no idea I had so much leg strength. I really didn't. Having said that, leg presses are probably a lot easier than squats.

    Lat Pulldown:

    132x1
    154x1 (Arm was in a lot of pain about now)

    88x10 (x2)

    Then after this I started doing other machines, like ab pulldowns, lower back extensions, assisted shoulder shrugs etc. Nothing heavy, because I wanted to get a feel for the machines and the movements.

    I'm gonna pick a workout schedule soon and I'm gonna stick to it, but at the moment I'm just having a bit of fun testing my body and seeing what I'm good at and what needs work on. After the start of 2009 I'm gonna settle on a Rippetoe program. Probably a 5x5.

    Rounded the workout with a footlong subway melt (turkey ham bacon and cheese w/ bbq sauce ftw =]) and an 8 hour work shift at the restaurant...
    BP: 247x1
    SQ: 330x5
    DL 297x1
    Total: 874lbs raw

    205lbs @ 5'11, age 18.

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    23/12/08

    Today was fun

    Bike warm-up, half intensity for 10mins, stretch etc.

    Bench:

    143x8 (=OOOOO)
    165x2 (needed help to balance myself on the second one)
    165x2

    Leg press:

    330x10
    352x10
    374x8

    Lat pulldown:
    88x10
    99x8
    110x6

    Tricep extensions:

    77x10
    88x10
    99x10

    Bicep curls:

    35x5 (x3)

    I did some freeweight chest exercises after this but I don't know what they were called, and I was only dealing with like, 25lbs weight so I didn't bother recording them. They were 2 exercises and I did 3 sets of 8.

    Deadlifts:

    165x5
    187x5 (x2)
    I wanted to go a bit heavier but my gym buddy was being a pussy.

    Warmed down with 500m on the rower. Did it in a shade over 2mins, like 2min 15
    BP: 247x1
    SQ: 330x5
    DL 297x1
    Total: 874lbs raw

    205lbs @ 5'11, age 18.

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    i wouldnt be deadlifting and benching every workout thats a good way to burn yourself out fast

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    29/12/08

    I know, I'm bad, but it's Christmas and I've not seen the misses in like 2 weeks so I spent a few days (26th-today) with her.

    Straight in today.

    Lat pulldown - 88x12
    99x12
    110x10

    I dunno what the exercise is called, but its like a chest press except you push upwards instead of outward.

    66x12
    77x12
    88x12
    99x12
    110x12

    Chest Press:

    66x10
    88x10
    99x10

    Curls on a wire instead of barbell:

    66x12
    77x10
    88x5

    Benchpress:

    121x10
    165x2x2

    Incline bench assisted machine:
    44x10
    88x10
    110x5

    Leg Press:

    352x12

    I did some free weight dumbell stuff for lats and shoulders etc.

    Really tired today, had a friend come the gym who's built like a tank and he really pushed me. Was a fun day.

    Weighed myself today: 203lbs... I'm a fatty
    Last edited by Guitar90; 12-29-2008 at 11:24 AM.
    BP: 247x1
    SQ: 330x5
    DL 297x1
    Total: 874lbs raw

    205lbs @ 5'11, age 18.

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    All I have to say is ****ing flu
    Gym tomorrow. Gonna push some PRs for sure.
    BP: 247x1
    SQ: 330x5
    DL 297x1
    Total: 874lbs raw

    205lbs @ 5'11, age 18.

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    Post for 13/1/09

    Bench: 121x10
    154x5
    165x2
    176x1

    Squat:
    132x5
    154x5
    176x2

    Lat pulldown:
    99x10
    121x8
    132x5

    Dumbell curls:
    31x10x3

    Chest Press:
    88x10
    121x8
    132x10

    Good workout considering I've been so long not training. Going gym again tomorrow night.
    BP: 247x1
    SQ: 330x5
    DL 297x1
    Total: 874lbs raw

    205lbs @ 5'11, age 18.

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    Good workout today

    Had a good friend come along today, so there was 3 of us, and since us 2 regulars were still recovering, we took it easy today.

    Bench:
    Barx10
    77x10
    99x10
    121x10

    We had to move then because a few other people wanted the bench.

    Legpress:
    308x10
    330x2
    (Legs are really sore at the mo, I know I can do heavier but I couldn't without being in extreme pain today.

    Lateral pulldown:

    88x10
    121x10
    132x10
    176x4
    198x3
    220x1.5
    (It got competitive with me and my usual gym buddy, that's why we went so heavy).

    Deadlift:

    143x5
    187x5
    231x1 (pr)
    253x1(pr)
    297x0.5
    I was gutted with the last deadlift. I got it up to my thighs, and tried my hardest to get it past my waist, but fell 5 or 6 inches short. Apparently I'm arching my back too much, so I'll work on proper form and hopefully get past a 300lb deadlift in a couple weeks!

    I went to the pub afterward like an idiot, so I'm expecting to be very sore for work tomorrow.
    BP: 247x1
    SQ: 330x5
    DL 297x1
    Total: 874lbs raw

    205lbs @ 5'11, age 18.

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    I forgot that I weighed myself at the gym. Fully clothed (hat, t-shirt, jogging bottoms, trainers and underwear), 14 stone 2... So 198 pounds. Lost 6lbs since I last weighed myself. I'm gonna assume that that's good and hope that it keeps up like that
    BP: 247x1
    SQ: 330x5
    DL 297x1
    Total: 874lbs raw

    205lbs @ 5'11, age 18.

    Journal: http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=114747

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    Post for yesterday... So 17/1/09

    Warm-up: 3minute run at 6km/h. Ran .4km. Got the heart pumping so I don't mind about the distance... I'm not a very good runner anyway
    Kind of ironic that in the same time I can row just shy of 700 metres xD

    The machine's called "Vertical Traction", its like a vertical chest press:
    88x10
    99x8
    77x10

    Bench:

    77x10
    99x10
    121x10
    143x8
    165x2 (Shocked myself when I got the second rep. Up until just now I've not been able to get past 1 rep... I think it's because me and my gym buddy are going up in such drastic weight implements... I'll tell him to start adding 5lbs instead of 20 next workout, haha. We're idiots.

    Lat pulldown:
    77x30 (x3)
    My arms were going stiff and getting painful so I tried to get some blood going into them as fast as I could. This seemed to work quite well. I like lateral presses... They're my favourite exercise.

    Leg press:
    176x10
    220x10
    264x10
    It's not the weight that's getting me with these, it's my legs. It's painful to lift over 290lbs at the moment. I need to give them more time to recover, but I don't want to let them lag. Dilemma

    Dumbbell curls:
    31x10 (x4)

    Cooldown: Bikes. Didn't pay attention to how far I rowed. Probably about a mile.

    Starting to see some changes in my body yet again. I can't wait til I've been going 6months and I'm hayoooooooj xD

    I like working out.
    BP: 247x1
    SQ: 330x5
    DL 297x1
    Total: 874lbs raw

    205lbs @ 5'11, age 18.

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    Part of my gym membership includes a Fitness Instructor Evaluation thing. I was wondering if there's anything that he says that'll give me a clue as to whether he's BS'ing me or not. Any help would be great.

    It's on the 22nd so any help before then would be appreciated.
    BP: 247x1
    SQ: 330x5
    DL 297x1
    Total: 874lbs raw

    205lbs @ 5'11, age 18.

    Journal: http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=114747

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    If he starts talking about getting 'toned', or tells you to do abs 5x a week that's a bit of a giveaway .

    Looking good in here pal, weights are moving up well. How many times a week do you work out? I've tried to figure out your split but it's a bit confusing.

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    I work out at least twice a week, but I've tried to step it up to 3.

    I don't really *have* a split, per sť. At the moment I'm just doing stuff and trying to improve on them as I go along. Part of this training evaluation thing is that he'll discuss with me a 6 week plan, and from there I can move on to bigger and better things, or stick with it if the results are there.

    I had a look at Rippetoe's starting strength and I didn't really understand it much, and all the workouts I've looked at, since I don't have a firm grasp of any weight lifting knowledge, are a bit the same.

    I'd like to see Rippetoe for dummies XD
    BP: 247x1
    SQ: 330x5
    DL 297x1
    Total: 874lbs raw

    205lbs @ 5'11, age 18.

    Journal: http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=114747

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    20/1/08:

    Bench:
    77x10
    99x10
    121x10
    143x10
    165x1x1
    154x4

    Chest press to get blood flowing again:
    33x20x2

    Lat pulldown:
    66x10
    88x10
    110x10
    220x0.5 (****s and giggle value)

    Squats (light and easy):

    44x10x2
    66x10

    Was working on form today as opposed to weight.

    Warm-down on bikes.
    BP: 247x1
    SQ: 330x5
    DL 297x1
    Total: 874lbs raw

    205lbs @ 5'11, age 18.

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