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    Time to Get Ripped

    Well I've decided that it's now time to keep a journal. I had been keeping a journal in a little notebook during the last 4 months or so but unfortunately some jerk broke into my car a couple weeks ago and decided that he wouldn't really spare anything that was inside of my car. I miss my journal more than the clothes that he took. I suppose this is a way to back up

    Here is a link to pictures of me on May 25th, 2005. I've seen quite some improvement since then though and will post up some more pics within the next month.

    http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=64884

    Let the journals begin!

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    That sucks that he took your journal. Good luck with the cut.
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    Age: 20, Height: 5'7", Weight: 165, Deadlift: 405, 9.5" Squat: 230 x 10, Bench: 195 (3x5)

    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    Time to Get Ripped

    Sunday, July 3rd, 2005
    Shoulders/Biceps/Triceps

    Weight: 191 lbs

    Exercise llWeightll llRepsll llDifficulty(1-10)ll
    Arnold Press 50 8 8*
    55 8 8
    60 6 9

    Arm Raises 30 9-9 8
    (DB at 45˚) 35 7-7 9.5

    Shrugs 135 10 8.5**
    (H.S. Mach.) 145 8 9.5**
    145 7 9.5**

    Bench Press 135 12 6
    (Narrow Grip BB) 185 8 8

    Tricep Pulldown 90 10 8
    (Cybex Mach.) 110 4.5 10

    Arm Curls 97.5 6 10
    (Barbell) 97.5 5 10

    *More of a warmup, just getting used to the motion since I usually just do chest press. Set wasn't done 'til failure.
    **Having difficulties with the grip on this machine (on shrugs in general actually)

    Worked out at L.A. Fitness in Vista with my little brother. Pretty f*cking big place but it closed at 8 PM when it usually closes on Sundays, pretty early for Sundays if you ask me. Bastards Couldn't get a session of HIIT in though because I ended up going bowling with my friends LOL.

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    LOL So much for trying to align the columns... anyone know how to do this?

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    I dunno...but all I know is that it won't let you space something a lot, it will just bring it back to normal.
    Last edited by fixationdarknes; 07-04-2005 at 12:53 AM.
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    Age: 20, Height: 5'7", Weight: 165, Deadlift: 405, 9.5" Squat: 230 x 10, Bench: 195 (3x5)

    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    Oh well, not a big deal.

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    Yeah spacing sucks in this forum, I wish you could use html for that but oh well. Yeah man that sucks about your notebook, its good to reflect back on your starting results. My first notebook is almost filled, that's why I created a journal aswell. Keep up the hard work, and let the ripping begin!
    Past (4Jul05) | Present (22Nov05)
    Weight - 205 | 217
    BF - 26% | 22%
    Max Bench - 230| 295
    Max Dead - 240 | 275
    Max Squat - 240 | 315
    Total: [710] | [885]

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    Abs/Obliques/Lower Back

    Weight: 193.5 lbs
    Body Fat %: 13.3

    Exercise........................llWeightll.....llRepsll.....llDifficulty(1-10)ll
    Inclined Crunches............BW+10.........12...............8.5
    (W/Plate).......................BW+10.........10...............9.0

    Torso Rotation..................150..........12-12............8.0
    (Cybex Machine)...............170..........12-12............9.0

    Obliques..........................45............12-12............9.0
    (Hanging)........................55............10-10............9.5

    Weighted Crunches...........160.............12..............8.0
    (Nautilus)........................180.............10..............9.0

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    Thursday, July 7th, 2005
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    Chest/Back

    Weight: 194 lbs

    Exercise........................llWeightll.....llRepsll.....llDifficulty(1-10)ll
    Chest Press......................90..............7.................8.5
    (Flat Bench and DBs)..........95..............5................9.75

    Cable Flys.........................60.............10................7.0
    (L.F. Machine)...................75.............10................9.0

    Lat Pulldown.....................195............6.5...............9.0
    (Wide Grip).......................195.............5................9.75

    Rows...............................70............10-10..............7.0
    (DBs)...............................80............10-10..............8.0

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    Legs/Torso

    Weight: 193 lbs
    Body Fat %: 13.4

    Exercise........................llWeightll.....llRepsll.....llDifficulty(1-10)ll
    Squats.............................335............9................9.0
    (Squat Rack).....................355............7................9.5

    Leg Extension....................170............10...............8.5
    (L.F. Machine)...................180............10...............8.5

    Straight Leg Deadlift...........185............10...............7.5
    (BB).................................225.............8...............8.5
    ......................................245.............6...............9.25

    Standing Calf Raises...........295.............12...............8.0

    Seated Rotary Calf Raises....250.............12...............8.0
    (L.F. Machine)...................270.............12...............8.0

    Hip Adductor.....................150.............12...............7.5
    ......................................170.............14...............7.5

    Hip Abductor.....................140.............10...............8.5
    ......................................140.............10...............8.5

    Inclined Crunches...............BW..............16..............7.0
    (W/Plate)........................BW+10...........12..............8.0

    Obliques...........................70..............12-12...........7.5
    (DBs)...............................85..............12-12...........8.5

    Weighted Crunches............140...............12.............8.25
    (Nautilus Machine).............155...............11..............9.5



    To be quite honest I was surprised that I was even able to lift at all today. Big party last night which involved me getting drunk and climbing fences and saying really stupid stuff. We were at my friend's house and he and I got into an argument so I ended up sleeping in my car from about 12AM to 6:30 AM and then drove home to sleep in until about 11:30 AM. I'm finally starting to get to that point where the barbell really sags when I squat which is flattering. There was some really good looking girl in the gym today and I'm pretty sure she was checking me out, I should kick myself for not going up and talking to her but hey I've seen her around there before so there will be opportunities in the future.
    Last edited by d'Anconia; 07-09-2005 at 08:27 PM.

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    Pretty consistent work here. Are you ripped yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    LOL not quite yet. Once I get my BF % under 10 I'll look really good I'm sure. Not that I don't look good now in fact I look a lot better and bigger than 2 months ago when I first started lifting consistently.

    I really wasn't able to lift too much this week because I had personal training clients early in the morning which screws with my sleep and energy levels etc. I hate lifting if I'm not 95-100% awake.

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    Tuesday, July 12th, 2005
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    Shoulders/Bi/Tri

    Weight: 191 lbs
    Body Fat %: 12.7

    Exercise........................llWeightll.....llRepsll.....llDifficulty(1-10)ll
    Arnold Press..................................Warmup...........................
    (Dumbbells)........................60............8.................8.5
    .......................................65...........3.5................LOL

    Arm Raises.........................35...........7-7................9.5
    (45-degrees and DBs)..........35...........6-6...............9.75

    Shrugs..............................90............12.................8.0
    (Rack)..............................105...........12................8.75
    ......................................135...........10................9.25

    Narrows Grip Press..............185............7.................8.75
    (Barbell and Flat Bench).......185............5.................9.5

    Arm Curls...........................90.............7.................9.0
    (EZ Bar)............................90.............5.5...............9.5

    Tricep Pulldown..................130...........10................8.0
    (Rope)..............................150..........6.5................9.0

    Hammer Curls.....................35............7-7...............8.5
    (DBs)................................40.............6-6..............9.0

    *Had problems with the grip during shrugs... I always have a problem with the grip during shrugs I need either chalk or wrist wraps.

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    Friday, July 15th, 2005
    L.A. Fitness in Escondido
    Chest/Back

    Weight: 191 lbs
    Body Fat %: 12.6

    Exercise........................llWeightll.....llRepsll.....llDifficulty(1-10)ll
    Chest Press...................................Warmup...........................
    (DBs)...............................90............7.25..............9.0
    ......................................95.............5.5..............9.25

    Flys.................................45.............10................8.5*
    (DBs)...............................45..............8................9.25*
    ......................................35..............8................8.75

    **

    *Having problems with my shoulder during Flys. Keeping arm straight and going deep feels much too awkward on my shoulders (both are slightly injured).
    **Could not get around to back workout because I ran out of time... it was Friday evening and I have parties to go to and ladies to talk to and alcohol to drink and bud to smoke... I will finish the workout probably Sunday or Monday when I get back from Catalina**

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    Back

    Weight: n/a
    Body Fat %: 12.6

    Exercise........................llWeightll.....llRepsll.....llDifficulty(1-10)ll
    Lat Pulldown...................................Warmup...........................
    (Cable+Wide Grip)..............195............8...............9.25*
    ......................................195............8...............9.75
    ......................................200............7................10

    Rows................................90..........10-10............8.75
    (DBs)...............................90...........10-10...........9.25

    Back Fly...........................135.............7...............9.0
    (L.F. Machine)...................135.............7..............9.25

    Back Fly............................45.............10..............8.75**

    *Had problems keeping a good grip so had to stop for a sec to fix the grip
    **This exercise feels awkward
    ...........||High School||.....||July '05||.......||January '09||
    Bench.........225x1...............275x1.................?
    Squat...........?.......................?....................365x5
    Deadlift........?.....................315x5...............435x5
    Weight........180...................192...................185
    BF%.............?......................12.....................12
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    Exercise........................llWeightll.....llRepsll.....llDifficulty(1-10)ll
    ATF Squats....................................Warmup.........................
    (Squat Rack).....................295............8................8.25*
    ......................................335............5................9.25
    ......................................335............6................9.25

    Leg Extension....................190............9................9.0
    (Cybex)............................220............8...............9.25

    Glute..............................162.5.........10-10............8.5
    (Cybex)..........................162.5..........10-10...........8.75

    Straight Leg Deadlift...........225.............7...............8.75
    (BB)................................275..............7...............8.75

    Rotary Calf Extension.........210.............12...............7.5
    (Cybex)...........................270.............12..............8.25
    .....................................310.............14...............9.0

    Seated Rotary Calf Raises....250.............12...............8.0
    (L.F. Machine)...................270.............12...............8.0

    *Just getting used to going deep on the ATF squats
    ...........||High School||.....||July '05||.......||January '09||
    Bench.........225x1...............275x1.................?
    Squat...........?.......................?....................365x5
    Deadlift........?.....................315x5...............435x5
    Weight........180...................192...................185
    BF%.............?......................12.....................12
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    Torso

    Weight: n/a
    Body Fat %: n/a

    Exercise........................llWeightll.....llRepsll.....llDifficulty(1-10)ll
    Weighted Crunches............185...........12...............9.25
    (Nautilus).........................195...........10...............9.5
    ......................................195...........10..............9.75

    Weighted Crunches..........BW+10.........10...............9.0
    (Steep Incline+Plate)

    Obliques............................90..........12-12............8.5
    (DBs)...............................100..........12-12...........9.0

    Torso Rotation...................190..........10-10...........9.0
    (Cybex)............................200..........10-10..........9.25

    Back Extension................BW+35..........10..............8.5
    (Hanging+DB)..................BW+45..........10..............9.0
    ...........||High School||.....||July '05||.......||January '09||
    Bench.........225x1...............275x1.................?
    Squat...........?.......................?....................365x5
    Deadlift........?.....................315x5...............435x5
    Weight........180...................192...................185
    BF%.............?......................12.....................12
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    Tuesday, July 19th, 2005
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    Chest

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    Exercise........................llWeightll.....llRepsll.....llDifficulty(1-10)ll
    Chest Press...................................Warmup............................
    (Flat Bench+DBs)...............95.............7.................9.0
    .....................................100............5.5...............9.5*

    Flys.................................35.............10...............8.75**
    (DBs)...............................40..............8................8.75**
    ......................................40..............8................9.0**

    Flys................................135.............9................8.75**
    (Life Fitness+Bent Arm)

    *Boom! First time pressing DBs in the triple digits, big step up from the 70's I used to press back in March.
    **For some reason (probably due to my shoulder injuries and inflexibility) my arms feel really unstable and start to hurt when they come parallel to my chest in the frontal plane so I try not to go too far back when doing flys.
    ...........||High School||.....||July '05||.......||January '09||
    Bench.........225x1...............275x1.................?
    Squat...........?.......................?....................365x5
    Deadlift........?.....................315x5...............435x5
    Weight........180...................192...................185
    BF%.............?......................12.....................12
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    Thursday, July 21st, 2005
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    Body Fat %: n/a

    Exercise........................llWeightll.....llRepsll.....llDifficulty(1-10)ll
    Arnold Press...................................Warmup............................
    (DBs)...............................65.............6................9.0
    ......................................65.............5...............8.75

    Arm Raises.......................35............7-7..............9.25
    (DBs at 45 degrees)...........35............7-7..............9.25
    .....................................35............6-6..............9.5*

    Front Shoulder Rotation......15.............12...............8.75
    (DBs)..............................15.............13...............9.0

    Shrugs...........................145.............13...............8.25
    (Hammer Strength)...........170.............12...............8.5
    ....................................180.............12...............9.25
    ....................................180.............12...............9.25

    *Had some pain in the shoulders during this. Surprise surprise...
    (DBs)

    ***I also maxed out on bench before my shoulder workout. I repped 275x1 after getting hardly any sleep the night before and being practically starving for food when I maxed. I'm still happy with it cuz that means I've been averaging 20lbs/month for the last three months and I might be able to get over 300 by the time I start school. What I still don't understandt hough is how my chest has hardly grown at all during this time. Oh well.***
    Last edited by d'Anconia; 07-24-2005 at 05:23 PM.
    ...........||High School||.....||July '05||.......||January '09||
    Bench.........225x1...............275x1.................?
    Squat...........?.......................?....................365x5
    Deadlift........?.....................315x5...............435x5
    Weight........180...................192...................185
    BF%.............?......................12.....................12
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    Weight: n/a
    Body Fat %: 12.4

    Exercise........................llWeightll.....llRepsll.....llDifficulty(1-10)ll
    Narrow Grip Press..........................Warmup............................
    (Flat Bench+BB)................185............6................8.75*
    ......................................185...........5.................9.0*

    Tricep Pulldown.................150............9................8.75
    (Rope+Cable)....................165...........5.5...............9.5

    Arm Curls.....................................Warmup............................
    (EZ-Bar)..........................90.............8.................9.75**
    .....................................90.............6.................9.75**

    Hammer Curls...................40............7-7................8.5
    (DBs)..............................45...........6-5................9.0

    *Very close grip (ie 4-5 inches apart max)
    **Woohoo! Time to up the weight and hit the 100lb mark on my barbell curls.
    ...........||High School||.....||July '05||.......||January '09||
    Bench.........225x1...............275x1.................?
    Squat...........?.......................?....................365x5
    Deadlift........?.....................315x5...............435x5
    Weight........180...................192...................185
    BF%.............?......................12.....................12
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    Well I just wanted to reflect on my weightlifting experience so far and on life in general.

    First of all I will openly say that the gains that I have made so far are pretty much amazing. All of my lifts are steadily increasing and I'm looking better and better.

    Anyway yesterday I went to my friend's house and one of my other friends who hadn't seen me in about 2 weeks said I looked noticeably bigger since last time he saw me and referred to me as "yolked". My other friend thinks that I'm "addicted" to lifting weights and thinks that if I keep lifting that I'll get too big. He doesn't want me to be that big freak gym rat guy who you always see in the gym and I agree with him.

    My first few weeks of seriously lifting, which was in May and early June was a bit of a bulking period. I decided after a while to do the impossible and cut the bodyfat down while still increasing my strength which has worked remarkably well. In the last few weeks I've gone from just under 14% bodyfat to about 12.5% bodyfat which I like and will keep on doing until I get down under 9% or so. After that I'll maintain my bodyfat % while slowly increasing my lifts for a while. I've noticed that spreading my meals out during the day works really well to decrease caloric intake.

    Since I started lifting seriously and checking out this sight I've learned a lot and gotten certified for personal training, which is going might fine.

    Also I've noticed that when I start working out at the gym I definitely get looks from ladies in the gym and often have clients that compliment me and stuff. It's funny because even back in high school girls thought I was buff and good-looking and now I'm definitely a couple levels above that.

    Anyway I'm feeling good and healthy, I'm looking good, I'm making decent $ from personal training, and I'm going to be heading back to school in less than a month.
    ...........||High School||.....||July '05||.......||January '09||
    Bench.........225x1...............275x1.................?
    Squat...........?.......................?....................365x5
    Deadlift........?.....................315x5...............435x5
    Weight........180...................192...................185
    BF%.............?......................12.....................12
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    Good luck with the cut man, I feel your pain.

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    Tuesday, July 26th, 2005
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    Back

    Weight: n/a
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    Exercise........................llWeightll.....llRepsll.....llDifficulty(1-10)ll
    Lat Pulldown...................................Warmup...........................
    (Cable+Wide Grip)..............200............8...............8.5
    ......................................205............7..............8.75*
    ......................................210............7...............9.0*

    Rows................................90..........10-10............8.75
    (DBs)................................95..........10-10...........9.25
    .......................................95..........10-10............9.5**

    Back Fly...........................135............7.5.............8.5***
    (Straight Arm Life Fitness)...140.............6...............9.0
    ......................................140.............6...............9.5

    Back Fly............................45..............5...............9.5
    (Cybex Cable)

    *Grip slip
    **Left side is weaker
    ***Not full R.O.M.
    ...........||High School||.....||July '05||.......||January '09||
    Bench.........225x1...............275x1.................?
    Squat...........?.......................?....................365x5
    Deadlift........?.....................315x5...............435x5
    Weight........180...................192...................185
    BF%.............?......................12.....................12
    Time to Get Ripped
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    Weight: n/a
    Body Fat %: n/a

    Exercise........................llWeightll.....llRepsll.....llDifficulty(1-10)ll
    Weighted Crunches.........................Warmup..........................
    (Steep Incline+Plate).......BW+10..........14...............7.5
    ...................................BW+20..........8.5..............9.0
    ...................................BW+20..........6.5..............9.5

    Weighted Crunches...........195.............11...............8.75
    (Nautilus)........................205............8.5...............10

    Obliques...........................105..........12-12............8.75*
    (DBs)...............................105..........12-12............9.0*
    ......................................110..........10-10............9.25*

    Torso Rotation...................200..........12-12...........9.25**
    (Cybex)............................205..........12-12...........9.25

    *Grip slip
    **Right oblique was weaker during this set for some reason.
    ...........||High School||.....||July '05||.......||January '09||
    Bench.........225x1...............275x1.................?
    Squat...........?.......................?....................365x5
    Deadlift........?.....................315x5...............435x5
    Weight........180...................192...................185
    BF%.............?......................12.....................12
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