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    Midee1's online log

    First let me introduce myself.

    34 year old male wanting to get in better shape

    Quit smoking Jan 2002. Ballooned from 218 to 242 lbs.

    Decided to do something about it Oct 2002

    Bought a membership to the area YMCA and started light due to back problems.

    Worked out my own routine. Then found this site. Decided to use WBB #1 to start.

    I us a Monday Wednesday Saturday split as follows:
    Monday Legs due to having the day off
    Wednesday Chest and back
    Saturday triceps and biceps

    Working on the diet now
    Trips to Y may be a little odd in the spring being that I have 3 boys ages 15,8 and 6 that are playing baseball.

    I am open to any help or suggestions.

    Sorry this was so long winded but I had to get all the details in.

    Peace
    Last edited by midee1; 04-04-2003 at 07:46 PM.
    Here we go again!

    "I've seen yer mug. Eeeeeeesh gotta feed ya with teh slingshot!"....Mik in reference to clvmike19

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    Best of luck, and keep poking around. You'll find all kinds of information here!

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    Little more info!

    Weight is now back to 215
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    Let me be the first one to your journal!

    It's a tradition on here to do that, just so you know!

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    Triplep: Thanks that kinda makes the old man feel welcome!
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    well here goes day 1 of actual working out!

    Flat Bench: 135x6-8x3
    Incline Bench: 125x6-8x3
    Machine Dips: 90lb counterweight 6-8x3
    Db rows: 45'sx6-8x3
    Wide Grip machine chins: 110lb counterweightx6-8x3
    Db Shrugs: 60'sx10x1
    Hyperextensions: 10x3
    Good Mornings: 65x6x2

    Chest feels a little sore this morning.

    Lats do not feel anything from the chins
    I may need to add an exercise or 2

    Back hurts like hell from the good mornings. and not a good hurt. Maybe I should watch doing these.

    Getting stronger and feeling better.

    Sleep-7.5 hours

    Diet- Iffy but getting better

    Well gotta go time to get the Kids to school and me to work!

    Peace!
    Here we go again!

    "I've seen yer mug. Eeeeeeesh gotta feed ya with teh slingshot!"....Mik in reference to clvmike19

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    DIET

    Diet sucks I could really use some suggestions.

    tomorrow in back and bicep day!
    Here we go again!

    "I've seen yer mug. Eeeeeeesh gotta feed ya with teh slingshot!"....Mik in reference to clvmike19

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    Post your average daily diet and I will be happy to offer some suggestions. Congrats on the starting the journal

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    Congrats on quiting smoking!
    You kill me in a dream, you better wake up and apologize....

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    Originally posted by Ironman8
    Congrats on quiting smoking!
    i agree, good job! and good luck with the journal

    Skillz

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    Welcome to the journals. Dont' feel old, I'm 43. Good looking workouts and congrats on stopping smoking.
    sometimes slowly

    My stats:
    Age - 43
    ht - 5' - 7"
    wt - 152 lbs
    bf% - 10.5%
    pipe dream goal 175 lbs @ 10% bf
    making the switch to power lifting

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    Thanks on the quitting smoking. My wife and I both did it together so now we work out together.

    Bradley: I will start posting my diet shortly.

    Runt: Thanks I have been reading the journals and everyone seemed so young. I'm glad there are some more mature ones here LOL>
    Here we go again!

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    Diet was lousy today

    I went on a eating frenzy. here goes:

    Breakfast: 3 bec biscuits and coffee

    Lunch: Half a pizza and dew

    Dinner: Grilled chicken salad

    Snack: Oreo flurry

    God I feel terrible

    Tomorrow has to get bettertuttut
    Here we go again!

    "I've seen yer mug. Eeeeeeesh gotta feed ya with teh slingshot!"....Mik in reference to clvmike19

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    Sleep: about 7 hours. Darn kids

    Diet:
    Meal 1: 2 eggs, hashbrowns and coffee

    Meal 2: Cereal, skim milk and 30 oz water Preworkout

    Meal 3: Cheese and canadian bacon sandwich, skim milk and special K cereal bar

    Meal 4: Spaghetti and meat sauce

    Military press: 3x6-8 100lbs
    Seated dumbell press: 2x6-8 45's
    Standing lateral raises: 2x10 20's

    Narrow grip bench press: 3x6-8 140lbs
    WHY IS MY FLAT BENCH AND CLOSE GRIP THE SAME??
    Lying Skull crushers: 3x6-8 80lbs

    Barbell curls: 2x6-8 80lbs
    Hammer curls: 2x8-30's

    Dips: 40lb counterweight 2x6-8

    Shoulders feel about the same tri's feel great
    Here we go again!

    "I've seen yer mug. Eeeeeeesh gotta feed ya with teh slingshot!"....Mik in reference to clvmike19

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    Here are some general guidelines that might help you with your diet:

    Get approximately 1g of protein per lb. of bodyweight and divide this amount evenly over 5-6 meals per day. Don't skip out on the healthy fats in your diet. Things like nuts, natural peanut butter, olive oil, flax oil, and fish oil are all good sources of healthy fats. Eat carbs that are low on the glycemic index, except postworkout which should be high glycemic index carbs.

    From the diet you listed above it looks as though you could use more fat in your diet. I would recommend about 25-30% of your daily cals from fat. Also protein could also be a little low.

    Some good low GI carbs are things like oats, sweet potatoes, veggies, beans, whole wheat bread etc.

    Are you eating anything postworkout?

    WHY IS MY FLAT BENCH AND CLOSE GRIP THE SAME??
    Must have some strong triceps. This is not uncommon and I wouldn't worry about it too much. Are you performing any type of isolation movement for your chest?

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    Bradley,

    Quote:
    Eat carbs that are low on the glycemic index, except postworkout which should be high glycemic index carbs.

    Need some suggestions of post workout food.


    Also skipped the cooking with olive oil and a little cheese on the spaghetti.

    Also no specific isolation move for my chest.
    Any suggestions would be appreciated.
    Here we go again!

    "I've seen yer mug. Eeeeeeesh gotta feed ya with teh slingshot!"....Mik in reference to clvmike19

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    My flat BB press strength and CG BB press strength are almost the same too midee, dont even worry about it. All that means is that you have strong triceps, so its a good thing. Keep up the hard work man.

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    Monstar,

    Thanks I guess that was much ado about nothing.
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    [B]LEG DAY YEA

    Well I'm getting a late start to the gym due to my wife(and training partner) being lazy.tuttut

    The kids are on spring break this week so it screws up the whole schedule. But she is working so hard to to the gym with me and she is trying to eat better. She is getting firmer We like firmer. So far she has lost about 15lbs with a goal to lose 30 more by december.

    Sorry to bore you with this info but I am very proud of her accomplishments.

    Will post leg day results later!
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    Well here goes a Sh*tty Workout

    Leg presses: 3x8 at 360 which is a pr for me

    Squats: 3x6-8 at 135. Still weak but gettin better

    Leg curls: 3x6-8 at 61lb Darn these hurt

    Standing calf raises: 4x10 at 280


    Here's where it all went wrong. Getting raedy for SLDL I was pumped and ready. Waited for my wife to finish her set loaded up the bar with a light set to warm up. Bent over to set it down and felt a heller muscle spasm. With my previous back problems I decided discretion was better than valor and I sulked out of the Gym and went to the friggin house.

    Anyway I'm going to lay off till next week.

    Sleep 8 hours

    Diet still weak.
    Here we go again!

    "I've seen yer mug. Eeeeeeesh gotta feed ya with teh slingshot!"....Mik in reference to clvmike19

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    Need some suggestions of post workout food
    I prefer using something like dextrose along with some whey protein post workout. I use about 60g of dextrose postworkout along wih about 20g of whey protein. Some other high GI foods would be things like white bread, white rice, smarties candy, etc. Powdered gatorade is also popular for a postworkout drink. Getting in those high GI carbs along with some protein immediately after working out will help with recovery from your workouts.

    Also no specific isolation move for my chest.
    Any suggestions would be appreciated.
    Something like dumbell flyes or a pec dec if your gym has one. The link below is an excellent source as far as exercise instruction:
    www.exrx.net

    Keep up the hard work and I think you made a good decision by calling it a day without performing the SLDL. No need to risk injury.

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    Chest day

    Flat bench: 3x6-8 140 (pr)
    Incline bench: 3x6-8 115
    Dips: 3x6-8 70lb counterweight

    Wide grips chins: 3x6-8 110 counterweight weak but getting better

    Dumbell rows: 3x6-8 50's
    Shrugs: 1x10-130

    Skipped any lower back stuff due to injury monday just to be safe

    Sleep 6.5 hrs

    Diet still weak but getting better.
    Here we go again!

    "I've seen yer mug. Eeeeeeesh gotta feed ya with teh slingshot!"....Mik in reference to clvmike19

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    Well here goes Saturday's workout

    Military press: 3x6-8@105
    Standing lateral raises: 2x10@20's
    Narrow grip bench: 3x6-8@145
    These hurt my wrist any suggestions on form or grip?

    Lying french press: 3x6-8@80
    Barbell curls: 2x6-8@80
    Hammer curls: 2x8@30's
    Assisted dips: 3x6-8 with 40lb assistance.
    Narrow grip tricep press: 3x6-8@65
    Rope tricep press: 3x6-8@100

    My triceps fried. God that feels great.

    Sleep about 6 hours

    Diet ok till dinner and that Filet Mignon and Shrimp killed me
    Here we go again!

    "I've seen yer mug. Eeeeeeesh gotta feed ya with teh slingshot!"....Mik in reference to clvmike19

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    What is the difference between the narrow grip bench press and the tricep press?

    These hurt my wrist any suggestions on form or grip?
    Have you tried using the cambered bar?

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    Bradley'
    Sorry the narrow press is a press down on a cable machine. Sorry for the lack of description.
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    "I've seen yer mug. Eeeeeeesh gotta feed ya with teh slingshot!"....Mik in reference to clvmike19

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