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    No longer a No. 2 pencil!

    Been lurking around this site for a while, so I figured, ah, what the hell, take the plunge.

    Always have been the skinny nerd throughout school (biology major currently, although most of you seem to know biology better than me! ;-). Started working out seriously this summer, been figuring out how to do things right every day since then.

    Stats:

    5-7, 150 lbs.

    DB Bench: 45x6
    Squat: 135x5
    SLDL: 115x5
    DB Shoulder Press: 35x6
    One Arm DB Row: 45x6
    BB Curl: 65x6

    Goals:

    5-7, a solid 160 lbs. by January 1, 2003 (yeah, that's right, one of my goals is to stay the same height)

    Also by Jan. 1, 2003

    DB Bench: 60x6
    Squat: 200x6
    SLDL: 200x6
    DB Shoulder Press: 50x6
    One Arm DB Row: 65x6
    BB Curl: 80x6

    Long-Term Goal:

    Living to see 200--longevity, baby!


    Diet:

    Eat pretty much the same thing every day (turkey, eggs, chicken, etc.). Right now, I'm taking in about 2300 cals per day (197 g protein, 229 carb, 70 g fat), although I'm upping that slowly each week from now on till I get 3000. All that protein is just a by-product of what I eat, not a bunch of protein shakes. Only guzzle a one-scoop post-workout shake, and that's it for supps.

    Cardio:

    Strolling around campus with a backpack weighing me down for a good portion of each day.


    I like to split up the workouts into little pieces, so there are some days where I only do two or three exercises for a certain bodypart and get the hell out of the gym. I know it's probably more ideal for me to slow down and do a full-body thing a couple times a week as a relative newbie, but I ain't got the time! So, here goes.

    Today: 9/5/02

    Leg Day

    Squat: warmup with the bar
    95x10
    115x8
    135x5

    Leg Ext. 90x10
    90x8
    90x6

    Mainly do these to get an extra burn in the quads. Don't really worry about the weight.

    SLDL warmup
    95x8
    115x5

    Leg Press Calf Raises: 135x10
    155x10
    155x10

    Usually hit the gym late afternoon, worked out around 12-ish today, 'bout 2-3 hours after I got up, and that does NOT WORK. Felt zilch in terms of energy and struggled with the lifts. Felt good to struggle down the stairs afterward though, having not done squats in a while.

    Gonna rest up, study for a couple of hard-core exams, and hit the grind again Monday. Oh, yeah, and Philadelphia will kick Jacksonville's ass come Sunday.
    5-8, 162 pounds
    BB Bench: 225 x 1 (9/16/07)
    DB Bench: 95's x 2 (6/15/07)
    Squat: 235 X 2 (7/27/07)
    Deadlift: 315 x 1 (10/20/07)
    DB Overhead Press: 70's x 2 (6/12/07)
    Pullups: BW x 10 (7/19/07)
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    Good luck, you skinny nerd.


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    Oct. 7, 2002

    Thanks, ya drunkard! :-)

    Diet:

    Added some cals to what had been 2300 per day intake. Munch on an extra baked potato during my midday meal, and smash a spoonful of natty PB into my face and wash it down with milk later at night. So, that's up to 2660 calories/day right now.

    I'll keep that for this week (although going home for fall break might mess it up), and jump up some more next week.


    Today: 10/7/02

    Chest/Triceps

    DB Bench:
    40x8
    40x8
    50x4

    DB Flye 15x8
    15x8
    20x6

    DB Tri. Ext. 15x8
    15x8
    10x10 (another person using the 15's)

    Rope Pulldown*: 70x8
    70x6
    70x5

    *First time doing these in a while

    Eagles: Philly and Donovan McNabb beaten soundly. So bad, in fact, that McNabb barfed on the ball late in the game while taking the snap. I hate football!
    5-8, 162 pounds
    BB Bench: 225 x 1 (9/16/07)
    DB Bench: 95's x 2 (6/15/07)
    Squat: 235 X 2 (7/27/07)
    Deadlift: 315 x 1 (10/20/07)
    DB Overhead Press: 70's x 2 (6/12/07)
    Pullups: BW x 10 (7/19/07)
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    good luck.

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    Oct. 8, 2002

    'ppreciate it, fellow undergrad/troubled soul.

    10/8/2002

    Diet: ~2698 calories (208 g protein/303 g carb/75 g fat)
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    Lats/Biceps

    One Arm Row:
    40x8
    40x8
    50x4

    Chin Grip Pulldown 105x8
    105x8
    120x6

    BB Curl 65x5
    65x4
    65x3

    Alt. DB Curl: 25x8
    25x8
    30x5
    5-8, 162 pounds
    BB Bench: 225 x 1 (9/16/07)
    DB Bench: 95's x 2 (6/15/07)
    Squat: 235 X 2 (7/27/07)
    Deadlift: 315 x 1 (10/20/07)
    DB Overhead Press: 70's x 2 (6/12/07)
    Pullups: BW x 10 (7/19/07)
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    Starting all over again :(
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    what school you go to?

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    Oct. 9, 2002

    Jilla, I go to Penn. They've opened up a real nice new gym. But, it has one squat rack on four whole floors of equipment. Go figure.

    10/9/2002

    Diet: 2600 calories

    Delts/Traps

    DB Shoulder Press:
    30x8
    30x8
    35x4

    Lateral Raise 10x8
    10x8
    10x6

    DB Shrug 25x10
    30x8
    30x8
    40x8

    DB Shrug (leaning forward): 30x8
    35x8

    Don't seem to be improving much on the shoulders. I'll keep things the same for a few more weeks and change things around if they don't get better.
    5-8, 162 pounds
    BB Bench: 225 x 1 (9/16/07)
    DB Bench: 95's x 2 (6/15/07)
    Squat: 235 X 2 (7/27/07)
    Deadlift: 315 x 1 (10/20/07)
    DB Overhead Press: 70's x 2 (6/12/07)
    Pullups: BW x 10 (7/19/07)
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    Oct. 10, 2002

    10/10/2002

    Diet: 2600 calories

    Legs

    Squat:
    95x10
    115x8
    115x6

    Leg Ext. 105x10
    105x8
    108x5

    SLDL: 95x8
    115x7

    Leg Press Calf R: 155x10
    155x10
    175x10

    Pretty much a step backward from last week. But not hard to see why. Lousy sleep + lousy, miserable rainy day in Philly + lousy performance on previous day's exam--one of the worst all-around days I've had in a long time.
    5-8, 162 pounds
    BB Bench: 225 x 1 (9/16/07)
    DB Bench: 95's x 2 (6/15/07)
    Squat: 235 X 2 (7/27/07)
    Deadlift: 315 x 1 (10/20/07)
    DB Overhead Press: 70's x 2 (6/12/07)
    Pullups: BW x 10 (7/19/07)
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    Oct. 14, 2002

    10/14/2002

    Diet: 2600 calories

    Chest/Tri

    DB Bench:
    40x8
    40x8
    50x5

    Flyes: 15x8
    20x7
    20x5

    Incline DB: 30x8
    30x8

    Rope Pulldown: 70x8
    70x8
    70x6
    5-8, 162 pounds
    BB Bench: 225 x 1 (9/16/07)
    DB Bench: 95's x 2 (6/15/07)
    Squat: 235 X 2 (7/27/07)
    Deadlift: 315 x 1 (10/20/07)
    DB Overhead Press: 70's x 2 (6/12/07)
    Pullups: BW x 10 (7/19/07)
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