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Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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Thread: My progress log

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    My progress log

    all right...a lot of people seem to be doing these, so i thought i'd give it a shot too.
    ok..this is my first week lifting...i just got an old, old bench and weight set from my uncle, so i'm lifting in my basement, and doing the wwb1 routine minus the leg curls, caz i dont have a machine to do those. Anyways...heres my starting stats:

    5'10"
    145lbs
    Chest: 36"
    Waist: 34"
    Biceps: 12"
    Thighs: 19.5"
    Calves: 13"

    i've only done day one so far, and heres my results
    note: all weight is in lbs.

    weight sets x reps
    Chest

    Flat Barbell Bench Press 85 2 x 6
    Low Incline Dumbell Press 20 2 x 8
    Dips Body 2 x 6

    Back

    Chin Ups Body 2 x 6
    Dead Lifts 85 2 x 6
    Barbell Rows 85 2 x 6
    Shrugs 85 1 x 10

    Legs

    Squats 85 2 x 8
    Hack Squats 85 2 x 8
    Leg Curls dont have machine for leg curls
    straight Legged Dead Lifts 70 2 x 8
    Calf Raises 85 4 x 10

    Shoulders

    Military Press 60 2 x 6
    Seated Dumbell Press 20 2 x 8
    Standing Lateral Raises 10 2 x 10

    Triceps

    Narrow Grip Bench Press 60 2 x 8
    French Press 50 2 x 8

    Biceps

    Barbell Curls 60 2 x 8
    Hammer Curls 20 2 x 6



    Its kinda embarrasing posting such low weights compared to some other guys here, but ya gotta start somewhere, right?
    Last edited by stargazer; 07-18-2005 at 10:20 AM. Reason: to add first leg day and first shoulder/bicep/tricep day

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    You bet you need to start somewhere. Man, if you just keep at it, eat and sleep right, you will make huge gains.

    When you lift for the first time, you get to see large increases in strength. What are you eating for nutrients these days? Protein? Carbs?
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    well, i added my results from doing the legs today. trying to keep everything around 85lbs to get used to lifting and get good form. I took some weight off for the stright legged deadlifts, caz i was worried about pulling my back with to much weight. Anyways, feeling pretty good afterwards..my lower back felt a bit sore for a bit afterwards too, but now feels good again. Hopefully im doing everything right. I'm trying to do the exercises how they're executed in the wwb1 videos.
    oh, and thanks for the motivational words mickyjune26 .. my diet definately needs to improve...i know im not eating enough, and that will change...just gotta get used to eating when im not hungry?? ... anyways, umm, as for what i eat...well, today i slept in a bit, and had my first meal at 12:00, which was a leftover hamburger from last night...not exactly the breakfast of champions, but usually i'll have a bowl of vector cereal or a toasted bagel with jam. Then, i made some tuna pasta salad for lunch, and have been snacking on that throughout the day. And i had a cold cut sandwhich on a 8" sub bun for the after dinner snack. I also had 4 scoops of whey protein. and 3 glasses of milk...and only drank water other then that. If i had anything else i really cant remember what it was right now. but im pretty sure that thats it anyway. oh, and i added up everything i ate at fitday.com .. and the total protein was about 120g, and calories were about 1970 i think ... and that wasnt including the 4 scoops of whey or the milk i drank with it.

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    You're off to a great start.

    Tell you what...I'm going to start posting my meals too. Can't wait to see your gains in the next two months.
    Want to be big? READ WBB ARTICLES!
    Deads 06 245...07 375...08 565---- Squat 2006 175.....2007 315----2008 505----Bench '06 155.....'07 260....'08 385---- weight - 260
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    just added my results from fridays workout. I was a little disapointed with the amount of weight i was lifting, and im not sure if the amount was so low because its my first workout in those areas and im weak there...OR, if its caz i did it like 5 minutes after i woke up, and didnt have anything to eat before hand.
    Either way, hopefully i'll see an improvement next week.

    On another note...is working out ONLY 3 times a week good enough to see gains?? it seems like a week rest for each body part is a bit too much. Let me know what you think.

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    and then there was progress...
    i've decided to only post my results at the end of every week, so i only have to make one post each week.
    anyways, this is how it went down this week....

    CHEST:

    Flat Barbell bench press

    80 x 8
    85 x 8
    90 x 8
    95 x 6
    100 x 6
    100 x 4

    Low incline dumbell press

    20 (2x8) .. unfortunately i dont have dumbells over 20lbs, so this is as far
    as i can take it for now.

    Dips

    1 set of 8
    1 set of 6

    BACK

    Chin ups

    2 sets of 8

    Deadlifts

    115 x 6
    120 x 6

    Barbell Rows

    90 (2 x 6)

    Shrugs

    110 x 8
    120 x 7

    LEGS

    Squats

    120 (2 x 8) .. found this a bit easy, but didn't want to increase to much more caz i don't
    have a squat rack yet.

    Hack squats

    120 (2 x 8)

    Straight legged Deadlifts

    120 (2 x 8)

    Calf Raises

    130 (4 x 10)

    SHOULDERS

    Military press

    70 (2 x 6)

    seated dumbell press

    20 (2 x 8)

    standing lateral raises

    15 (2 x 10)

    TRICEPS

    narrow grip bench

    85 (2 x 6)

    French Press

    65 x 1
    70 x 1

    BICEPS

    Barbell curls

    75 (2 x 6)

    Hammer curls

    20 (2 x 6) *these seemed much easier then last week, i definately need
    to invest in some heavier dumbells.


    and thats it...overall, i was pretty surprised with the gains i saw in a few of
    the exercises, too bad its just newbie gains and wont last long

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    results for week 3



    weight sets x reps
    Chest

    Flat Barbell Bench Press 95/100 1 x 6
    Low Incline Dumbell Press 20 2 x 8
    Dips body 2 x 6

    Back

    Chin Ups body 1 x 7/6
    Dead Lifts 125/130 1 x 6
    Barbell Rows 90/95 1 x 6
    Shrugs 130 1 x 10

    Legs

    Squats 130/140 1 x 8
    Hack Squats 130 2 x 8
    Leg Curls n/a n/a
    Staight Legged Dead Lifts 130 2 x 8
    Calf Raises 140 4 x 10

    Shoulders

    Military Press 75 2 x 6
    Seated Dumbell Press 20 2 x 8
    Standing Lateral Raises 15 2 x 10

    Triceps

    Narrow Grip Bench Press 90 2 x 6
    French Press 60 2 x 7

    Biceps

    Barbell Curls 80 2 x 6
    Hammer Curls 20 2 x 6

    Abs

    Weighted Crunches 30 4 x 10 (day 3)



    notes**...ok, french press went down, but im fine with that because i felt like i was really cheating it last week and not doing it properly at all. And i think bench press stayed the same because i was reading so many different views on bench press form, and decided to try it with my elbows tucked in a bit this week. So, can someone clarify if elbows should be out or in for this exercise??
    also, since i started 3 weeks ago, i have gained about 10lbs and am now at 155lbs. Hopefully, i can keep the weight coming, and be around 170ish for christmas time.
    Last edited by stargazer; 07-29-2005 at 09:16 PM.

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    http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/...enchPress.html

    there's a good form directory.

    Keep it up with the lifts. If you stay at it until Christmas, i know you'll be happy with the results.
    Want to be big? READ WBB ARTICLES!
    Deads 06 245...07 375...08 565---- Squat 2006 175.....2007 315----2008 505----Bench '06 155.....'07 260....'08 385---- weight - 260
    Goals:
    (11-08)Hit 1450 geared (class III - 600/500/350) current - 1455 geared
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