Where is my Thermocin , so its sunday morning im so lazy on sunday, I think im gonna hit the gym in the afternoon for some cardio w00t , I am patiently waiting for my thermocin to get here, Hopefully it will help me get rid of all this fat quicker. Im also pretty excited about lifting this week, since its my second week on this routine I can try to crush last weeks numbers, wish me luck
change in plans, Ironcurtain just called its chest/back time
Now I get to see if i can make any improvements over last week
Wow just got back from the gym, went with my lifting buddy Ironcurtain, I feel great, this as probably my best workout mentally and I aced last weeks numbers, my chest and back feel great right now
Flat Barbell Benchpress
9 x 125
7 x 135
6 x 135
Incline dumbell Press
8 x 40's
5 x 45's
8 x 120
7 x 130
6 x 120
8 x 135
9 x 155
6 x 185
10 x 85
6 x 105
10 x 135
Over its sweet next week its time to get atleast one more rep from each set or go up 5 pounds with current reps
If anyones reading this have a good sunday night
nice work..you're newbie gains are gonna be a lot of fun for a while, and will keep you coming back to the gym.
Wait till you go for 185 x 10, and take as few pauses as possible between reps. The first time I did that (since I consider 185 a decently heavy-feeling weight), I almost passed out, and fell back on my couch for about ten minutes. I was unable to move, or even work the remote to occupy my mind while I recovered.
damn lol, actually I think i could have done 10 without passing out, my problem today was I had no straps and my hands were sweaty so on my 7th rep as i went to come up the bar just slipped out. Next time I wont be so forgetfull and I will try to hit 10 reps
I'm not totally against straps (although I don't use them), but with the weight you're moving, you should probably let your grip strength increase with your deadlifts. It doesn't take much time to do it, and the benefits are substantial. I don't know when I'm gonna go to straps, but I haven't yet. I'd lie to be able to crack pistachio nuts between my fingers at some point, so as long as I can lift the weight I want, I'll stay off the straps.Originally Posted by XxH0LyWaRsxX
Think of it like this..
I'm not a whole lot stronger than you, and I barbell shrug 205, which is more than your working deadlift weight. A lot of people on this site will talk crap about grip, and say it's not important, but not only is it a pain in the a$$ to use straps all the time (people even use them for dumbells), but just being able to hold those big weights on your own will increase your confidence. At least, it does for me.
There are other members of this board who use them only for the last few deadlift reps, when they're trying for HEAVY lifts, but stay with bare hands (or gloves, chalk etc.) for the earlier sets.
you can also use a mixed grip, which is reversing one hand to face the other way, to help you hold the weight. it really helps to do this, but alternate the reversed hand for equal reps to each side, as it puts additional stress to one side of the back or the other.
also, you can lock your index and middle finger over your thumb to give you a little help.
sounds good, my only problem is sweat, It screws up my grip mig time, today i had glows on but my fingers sweat anyway so it slipped. it wasnt a matte of strenght in my grip, although you are right about building grip by not using straps, on a side note the only lift i bough the straps for is DL and shrugs when i get em up there.
hey bro just noticed your journal...we have similar body types...just stick to the diet and work as hard as you can...the weight will come off...you will look good when you cut down.
i was going to try thermocin but decided to try phermogen and H.E.A.T. Stack instead.
and if you are cutting...why so high on the carbs?
Hmmm hey Brian, glad to have another person reading this sucker
To answer your question, from what i have been told the optimal ratio for burning fat and building muscle is 45% carbs 20% fat and 35% protein, The reason I was givin for this is so that the body can produce optimal levels of testosterone, also from my understanding as long as im keeping my calorio count under 2100 it doesnt matter what i eat to loose weight, but thats a stupid mentality because you wouldnt want empty calories, so every day i try to end up with that 45/20/35 ratio.
i am on a psmf diet...and fat melts off you.
I dont take in more then 30 carbs a day during the week then refeed on saturday...works wonders.
sure...you take in 1.5 grams of protein per pound of bodyfat...6grams of fish oil a day...and that is pretty much it...unlimited veges at least the type that arent high in carbs...today for example on my diet i ended up with like 10 carbs or something silly like that...and you get 2 free cheat meals a week if you want it...and you refeed for like 6 hours at the end of the week.
more info can be found at
hmm, im going to see how the current diet goes, If not then I might have to try that one.
good luck...just try to keep the diet as clean as possible.
Instead of having a cheat meal this week i had a small cup of chocolate italian ice, and it was yummy. next week on sunday as my cheat meal im gonna have pancakes with strawberry on them, If im really good with diet and workouts for the rest of the week.
ok..check my journal..the competition is officially ON!
Heys Hit the gym today for some cardio and Shoulders, my shoulders are probably my weakest body part at the moment.
8 x 25's
5 x 30's
6 x 25's
10 x 15's
8 x 15's
8 x 15's
4 x 15's
Not much more to say than, MY SHOULDERS NEED ALOT OF WORK!!!!!
also ran a mile
So my Body fat anylizermagig came today, I dont know how accurate this is but I have a 28-29% BF, I also got the Accumeasure calipers and just based on the stomach readiond I get about 26-27 based on that little chart it comes with, can anyone look at my pics and tell me if that is in the ballpark? I think im too fat for the calipers to be accurate
nice work bro....i will PWN both ya'll if you let me in your lil shindig
Lol we will see when Mrelwooddowd gets home from work tonight