Well I've decided to start a journal since I don't really have anything better to do. I lifted for about a year, then went off to college (uconn) but barely lifted up there because the gym was just really anoying not enough equipment for the amount of people, but when i came home at hte begining of may i started to lift again up until the begining of july. At that time i weighed about 155 pounds, I was benching 165 for my last set and deadlifts were 205 last set, and squat was 185 last set. At the begining of july I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, spent three weeks in the hospital and lost 25 pounds. I currently weigh 132 pounds and i'm 5'8 and 19 years old. It's amazing how quickly your body will deteriorate, i pretty much watched all the muscle i had gained vanish in the mirror from day to day. Ive been outa the hopsital for about 3-4 weeks now, and couldn't stay away from the gym heh this will be my second week back in the gym. I'm definatley attempting a bulk but its pretty hard considering diet limitations due to ulcerative colitis. I will be doing a 4 day split, Chest/tris, Bis/back, off day, shoulders, legs, off day, off day. back was yesterday and chest was teh day before that so here is what I did...I dont have a spot and last week i did all DB's so this week i used the smith machine cuz i wanted to use a bar dont make fun
Weight assisted pull ups - 75x10x2
lat pull downs - 55x10, 65x8, 75x6
bent over rows - 35x10x3
seated rows - 60x10, 75x10, 90x8
preacher curl machine - 2 plates (dunno how much they weigh)x10x2
Flat bench - 50x12, 60x10, 70x8
Incline - 40x12, 50x10, 55x8
Flies - 3x30x10
to finsih chest i did a few sets of dips on the weight assisted machine (can't even do more than 2 dips anymore of my body weight )
French curl - 30x10, 35x10
Pull downs - 40x10, 50x10
Sorry this is so long ill be surprised if anyone actually gets through it, but i guess my goals since im taking first semester off from school are to gain 20-25 pounds by the end of january...i know the weight on my sets will go up pretty quickly again so id like to be where i left off before i went into the hospital by this time as well if not higher.
Last edited by denami; 08-22-2005 at 05:36 PM.
Here's what my diet looked like for today so far...
2 english muffins 273C 2F 53C 9P
Protein shake 200C 1F 3C 40P
2 cups 1% Lactaid milk 238C 6F 27C 19P
1 cup Brown Rice 218C 2F 46C 5P
1 cup Greek style green beans 88C 4F 13C 2P
Turkey Breast sandwhich (white) 243C 3F 31C 22P
3 pieces sirloin tips 101C 4F 0C 15P
3 large pieces swordfish 505C 24F 1C 68P
3 shrimp 50C 4F 0C 5P
Breaded Chicken oven cooked 153C 5F 6C 20P
totals 2294 calories, 54 fat, 179 carbs, 215 protein
carbs and proteins are kinda high i think, because of my illness im supposed to limit my dairy intake and fiber intake for a while. thats why i ate the white bread for my sandwhich, and unfortunatley there isnt any cheese in my diet yet, which would be an easy way to get some extra cals/fat...any suggestions for getting some extra calories or any replies would be great, thanks guys
well had to take past 2 days off due to getting an infusion/slight flare up of the colitis, but i will be doing shoulders tomorrow morning. weighed in at the doctors today at 60.6 kilograms about 133 pounds with clothes/sneakers on, doesnt looked like i gained any weight in the past week...ah well im in for the long haul.
DB Shoulder Press - 20x12, 25x9, 30x7
Iso-lateral Military Press - 25x10, 30x8, 30x8
Up right rows - 40x10, 50x6, 40x8
DB shrugs - 40x10, 45x10, 50x10
Diet so far:
2 english muffins 273C 2F 53C 9P
Protein shake 200C 1F 3C 40P
1 cup 1% Lactaid milk 119C 3F 13C 9P
2 fried eggs 181C 14F 1C 12P
25x10, 30x10, 35x5
pull downs 30x10,35x8
close grip 60x10,75x8
workouts looking good man, happy to hear you got out of the hospital and have recovered nicely.....gl with your goals
PRs: 655/525/645 = 1825 Total
Meet PRs: Bench Only 525
Deadlifts bring people together. It's a fact. - Chris Rodgers
Hey, great workout there - glad to see you're hittin it fast after getting back out of the hospital. I'm sure your numbers will skyrocket up right now. A good suggestion for getting some more calories into your diet is tuna (comes in cans, buy a case and it's cheaper) and then if you want to cook anything (spinach/other veggies) use olive oil, it's fat but it's the "good kind" that your body wants anyway. Hey, a question about colitis - it runs in my best friend's family, and I'd like to know more about it. Anything I can encourage my best friend to do to prevent it/mitigate its effects? Only if you don't mind sharing. Glad to see your numbers on the rise already.
thanks for the responses, i actually got sick again between my last post in august and hte one i just posted yesterday, so those numbers are only after lifting for a week or so again but im feeling a lot stronger now, today was a rest day but tomorrow is back...last week i deadlifted 115x6 so im gonna go for 135x4 tomorrow, its weird but i can deadlift like double what i can bench or squat...go figure
mcirish i sent u a pm about colitis
well today was a good day at the gym...deadlifts just keep goin up
today was shoulder day, not a bad workout overall
iso-lateral military press-70x10, 90x8,90x7
incline db flys-15x10,20x10x2
hey man. good luck with everything. I had a bought with colitis also earlier this year.
awhat kind of meds are you on?
ah sorry to hear that man, right now im on prednisone, 6-mp, flagyl, and i just had a remicade infusion...but i seem to be in remission at the moment and will be off flagyl in a few days, and the prednisone their also tapering off.
bent over rows-45x10x2, 55x8
nice looking workout man...i was on some of the same meds not for very long though.
The problem with mine was it dropped my blood pressure really low, and shutdown my kidneys...all seems to be better now though...*knocks on wood*
ah well its good its all under control now, i cant wait to get off prednisone
seated leg press-160x12,200x10,220x8,240x6
seated calf raises-70x5x5
well today was a good day at the gym, the weights keep jumpin up every week
bent over rows-45x10,55x8,70x6
lat pull downs-85x10,95x6,105x4
seated db curls-25x8
21s with 30 pound bb
Great progress bro, keep it up. It seems everyone I know recommends doing less reps on your sets - have you considered goin for higher weight and 4-8 reps in lieu of lower weight in the 10 rep range?
Suggestion re deads -- drop the 115 and begin with 1 pps, then work your way up in poundages.
Now that 205 is literally around the corner, you'll probably find that 115 barely begins to get you warmed up.
thanks for the comments...
mcirish-i always seem to underestimate myself haha thats why my first set i usually get 10 and then realize its to lite and go heavier, i try to make my second and third sets in the 6-8 rep range
soba-yea next week ill def drop the 115, only reason i did it this week was because i didnt think id come close to 185, since last week 165 was a b*tch haha...what do you mean by 1 pps?