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Thread: Dracoy's Struggle Against GENETICS - From PANDA to BEAST!

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    Dracoy's Struggle Against GENETICS - From PANDA to BEAST!

    I will be posting everything on my personal website as well, helps me keep organized: http://www.yanyanxu.com

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    Dracoy

    Age:
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    Sex:
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    Height:
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    Weight:
    160 [Last weigh in 3/15/09]

    Bodytype:
    Part ectomorph, part endomorph. [Hard for me to lose weight or gain weight once my body stabilizes]
    http://yanyanxu.com/2008/01/22/body-type/

    Past/Current Logs:
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    My Past in Pictures:
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    Freshmen Year:


    Sophomore Year:


    This was after my first cut, it looked good but I was still small [135] pounds. I have since been bulking for the last year. I want to become huge! I need all the help and motivation I can get. Mainly, I want big legs, cause that would be awesome.

    Junior Year [Today]:


    160 Pounds

    Goals:
    450 Deadlift
    275 Bench Press [Currently injured, so no benching]
    405 Squat

    Let's get this party started!

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    Last few days:

    http://yanyanxu.com/2009/03/12/day-435/
    I thought my chest was doing better so I tried a few push ups they felt good. Tried 30 lb DB press, felt good. Tried 50 lb DB press, felt good, 70 lb DB press felt good as well. Finally I decided to go for 90 and BAM arm screwed up again. No more benching for a long time . I even stretched up and warmed up like crazy for this one.

    DB Military Press - 65 x 5, 70 x 5 x 5
    Front/Side Laterals - 25 x 5/5 x 5/5 x 5/5
    Pyramid Narrow Grip EZ Bar Curl [Continuous] - 125 x 3, 105 x 5, 85 x 5, 65 x 5, 45 x 15
    Pyramid Wide Grip EZ Bar Curl [Continuous] - 105 x 5, 85 x 6, 65 x 6, 45 x 15
    Pyramid Reverse Grip EZ Bar Curl [Continuous] - 85 x 5, 75 x 5, 65 x 7, 55 x 7, 45 x 15
    Tricep Pushdowns - 65 x 10, 80 x 7, 95 x 4 [Full stack], 87.5 x 7
    I miss benching .
    http://yanyanxu.com/2009/03/14/day-437/
    Felt crazy sick today but there are two things that make me feel better… Eating and working out. So I went to go workout. For some reason it clears my throat.

    Dead Lifts - 165 x 7, 275 x 5, 385 x 5 [PR], 407 x 1 [Still managed to hit a PR when sick woo!]
    Zercher Squats - 185 x 7, 245 x 5, 275 x 5 x 5
    Reverse Hypers - 70 x 7, 115 x 7 x 5
    Rack Chins - BW x 15 x 15 x 10 x 15 x 10
    BB Rows - 135 x 5 x 5 x 5
    Standing Calf Raises - 270 x 5 x 7 x 10
    http://yanyanxu.com/2009/03/14/day-438/
    Chest is still hurting like crazy. Swithing completely to shoulders.

    BB Standing Military Press - 95 x 5, 115 x 3, 135 x 3 x 3 x 3 x 3 x 3 [PR, strict form no leg drive]
    Awkward Chest Flyes - 110 x 8 x 5 x 7 x 7 [Found a fly machine but I held it in such a way my arms forearms were bent 90 degrees pointing to the cieling while my biceps pointed straight to the wall. I wrapped my arms like that around the fly machine to do a short pec fly]
    Incline Rear Flyes - 25 x 10 x 10, 20 x 10 x 10 [Rear flyes have been doing jack for me, trying to find a "new" way that feels better]
    Narrow Grip EZ Bar Curls superset Wide Grip EZ Bar Curls superset Reverse Grip EZ Bar Curls - 110 x 5 x 5 x 3, 70 x 5 x 5 x 5, 60 x 5 x 5 x 5
    Tricep Overheads - 80 x 6, 90 x 7, 100 x 5 [PR, was pretty cool to have a 100 lb DB behind my head]
    Cable Reverse Flyes - 15 lbs x 7, 10 LBs x 10 x 10 x 10 [I think this is the new exercise I will replace rear flyes with, these felt amazing]
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    Hey, man! Glad to see you started a journal. Wow, you've made HUGE progress in the last couple years! Clearly you've been and .
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    yeah man thats great progress, you look huge for 160.
    Bench 408 (Single Ply)
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    Haha, working out and eating is my two favorite things to do. I'll keep hitting it hard! Nothing stopping me (except for these pesky injuries )
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    Nice, good to see the journal! What injury is prohibiting you benching?
    Height: 5'9"
    Weight: 194 lbs - PR: 220
    Raw Squat: 315 - PR: 405
    Raw Press: 325 - PR: 365
    Raw Dead: 365 - PR: 445

    Total: 1005 (1205) * All gym records.

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    The muscle right between my right pec and my right shoulder muscle. Guido said it was a chest insertion muscle or something. It burns like CRAZY even when I do a pushup .
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    http://yanyanxu.com/2009/03/16/day-440/

    Was feeling lethargic today, but didn’t stop me from rocking legs.

    Back Squats - 45 x 7, 135 x 5, 225 x 5, 315 x 3, 335 x 3, 345 x 3 x 3 [PR], 355 x2 [PR] [I have just been rocking the squat PRs lately, I think Box Squats have REALLY helped transfer to my normal ones]
    DB Lunges - 50 x 12 x 12 x 12 x 12 [Steps... hate these]
    BB RDL - 225 x 7, 315 x 3, 275 x 5 x 5 [Playing with random grips, double overhand and hook grip]
    Standing Calf Raises - 270 x 5 x 5 x 5

    Legs are completely beasted right now.
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    Hey man, glad to see you start a log up over here @ WBB
    Don't asker for a light load, but a strong back.

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    Best Meet Lifts @ 220 Raw:
    Squat - 475
    Bench - 355
    Dead - 500
    Total: 1330

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    Thanks!
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    http://yanyanxu.com/2009/03/18/day-442/

    DB Seated Military Press - 40 x 7, 70 x 5, 75 x 5 x 5 [Combined weight of 150! Almost 80 lb dbs, which is one of my big goals!]
    Tricep Overheads - 80 x 7, 100 x 5 x 4 [Bruished my wrist a bit]
    Superset [Narrow to Wide to Reverse]
    Narrow Grip EZ Bar Curls - 110 x 5 x 5 x 3
    Wide Grip EZ Bar Curls - 70 x 5 x 5 x 5
    Reverse Grip EZ Bar Curls - 70 x 5 x 3, 50 x 5

    Reverse Cable Flyes - 10 x 15, 15 x 7, 10 x 15 x 10 [For Rear Deltoids, LOVING these]
    BB Shrugs - 135 x 5, 225 x 5, 315 x 5
    Last edited by Dracoy; 03-18-2009 at 09:03 PM.
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    Nice work on the DB press man, I freakin hate shoulder work because I suck so bad at presses!
    Keep up the work!
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    Thanks man! I can't bench so might as well focus on shoulders
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    Nice workout, doesn't look like your knees/hips locked out on the DLs though..might just be the angle. Strong work man, keep eatin a ton and you'll be that beast you want in no time.
    Don't asker for a light load, but a strong back.

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    Thanks! Yea the angle looks terrible, but I pulled every deadlift back.

    http://yanyanxu.com/2009/03/20/day-444/

    Awesome workout, hit a back nerve while doing Zercher.That is going to suck for a few days lol.

    Deadlifts - 165 x 7, 275 x 5, 385 x 2, 407 x 2
    Zercher Squats - 225 x 5, 275 x 5
    Reverse Hypers - 88 x 7, 110 x 7 x 7
    One Arm DB Rows - 70 x 7/7, 105 x 7/7, 115 x 5/5, 125 x 5/5
    Machine Rows - 140 x 7, 160 x 7, 170 x 7, 180 x 7
    One Leg Curls - 50 x 7/7, 60 x 7/7 x 3/3
    Standing Calf Raises - 320 x 5 x 5 x 5
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    http://yanyanxu.com/2009/03/21/day-445/

    1. Standing Military Press - 95 x 5, 155 x 1, 160 x 1 [Two huge PRs! BW Press!]
    2. Recovery Bar Bench Press - Bar x 50 x 50 x 50 x 50 [To recovery my chest]
    3. Rear Raises - 20 Pounds x 10 x 10 x 20 x 15
    4. Superset
    1. Straight Bar Curls - Bar x 20 x 20 x 20
    2. Tricep Kickbacks - 30 x 15/15 x 15/15 x 10/10
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    Dude BW press is the maddest! Hi-5 for effort mate! Keep up the good work.
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    Working hard at it !
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    Posted more of my thoughts in another journal....but I thought I'd add in that you're a beast for using chairs as spots lol.


    I wonder if those chairs are the same height as your bench? You could lay on the bench, put the chairs next to you to act as the floor, and then still use the rack of the bench that way.
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    Nice progress man! Very motivational. Keep up the hard work and keep posting for us here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DGabe24 View Post
    Posted more of my thoughts in another journal....but I thought I'd add in that you're a beast for using chairs as spots lol.


    I wonder if those chairs are the same height as your bench? You could lay on the bench, put the chairs next to you to act as the floor, and then still use the rack of the bench that way.
    Haha the chairs are pretty scary. We've had them for over 16 years! My mother reupholstered them a few years ago. I tried that out before but didn't seem to work well. Thanks for all the help so far DG!

    Quote Originally Posted by T FLEX View Post
    Nice progress man! Very motivational. Keep up the hard work and keep posting for us here.
    Thanks will do!

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