Results 1 to 18 of 18

Thread: my journal (motivation by shame)

  1. #1
    Wannabebig Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    38

    my journal (motivation by shame)

    Well I dont know exactly how to start but here it goes.

    age-24
    height-6'2.5
    Weight-220
    waist-34
    (no more measurements at this time)


    I have just started with the WBB1 last night. I have been off for at leat 2 years and this is going to be my comeback. I plan to gain mass (not sure on a concrete number) and generally be in better shape. I want to fill up every shirt I own. Not so I can walk in and people will say dam he is big, but for my own edification. I want to feel stronger and be bigger.

    So after reading all of the stickys and a whole lot of threads here is the plan. I will start with WBB1 and work it for at least the next 2 months. I am going to eat like a madman since its winter and I want to fuel a bulk while I can cover it up.

    last nights results (keep in mind that it has been a while)

    Chest

    Flat dumbell Bench Press : 2 x 6-8 reps 50lbs
    Low Incline Dumbbell Press : 2 x 6-8 reps 50lbs
    Dips : 2 x 6-8 reps 2x3

    Back

    Chin ups : 2 x 6-8 reps 2x3
    SLDeadlifts : 2 x 6-8 reps 145lbs
    Barbell Rows : 2 x 6-8 reps 55lbs
    Shrugs : 1 x 10 reps 195lbs
    Last edited by burban1725; 11-09-2005 at 12:58 PM.

  2. #2
    Wannabebig Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    38
    I am sitting here at work and I am chomping at the bit to get back in the gym.

    How often can I go lift when I am getting back into it? I want to go tonite but what should I do?

    I really want those embarassing numbers to jump.

  3. #3
    Banned briancurran01's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    colorado
    Posts
    4,639
    normally every day with different body parts worked each session. Just stay consistent and the numbers will rise.

    Make sure to eat enough also. Good luck

  4. #4
    Wannabebig Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    38
    I am on WBB1 and this will be the day for legs.

    Can I or should I work out more than three times a week?
    I am willing to work out 5 or six times a week if that will help. I am also thinking about beggining some sort of creatine regimen. I have read the stickys and I think this might be something good to help me see some real gains.
    Last edited by burban1725; 11-09-2005 at 01:19 PM.

  5. #5
    Wannabebig Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    38
    I decided that this was ridiculous, the company that I work for has a small gym and I was itching for some sort of physical activity. I went in and got in some bench just for fun.
    flat db 2x8 55's
    incline db 2x8 55's

    db curl 2x8 40's

    I think that the next time I go to work my chest I can really bump the weight up.
    I feel great, only 2 workouts since sunday and its all i want to do.

  6. #6
    Wannabebig Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    38
    Well I did not do legs yesterday. I did the arm routine instead.
    When I got to the gym it was pretty packed and it is impossible to get sufficient space without waiting forever.


    Military Press in Rack : 3 x 6-8 reps 115
    Seated Dumbbell Press : 3 x 6-8 reps 45
    Standing Lateral Raises : 1 x 10 reps 15

    Narrow Grip bench Press : 2 x 6-8 reps 135
    French Press : 2 x 6-8 reps 65

    Barbell Curls : 2 x 6-8 reps 40
    Hammer Curls : 2 x 6-8 reps 25

    yesterday I ate around 3000 calories

  7. #7
    Banned briancurran01's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    colorado
    Posts
    4,639
    if you are going to do wbb1 then follow the routine...it is well designed and works very well...i used it for 8 months straight as it is written.

    if you work out 5 to 6 days a week you will overtrain and not gain at all and risk hurting yourself

  8. #8

  9. #9
    Banned briancurran01's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    colorado
    Posts
    4,639
    nice base to build on...you look similar to where i was at when i first started. I was probably a bit heavier.

    Good luck...just follow wbb1 and stay strict with the diet, and you should be set.

  10. #10
    Wannabebig Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    38
    [[IMG][/IMG]

    Here are some pics I know that I have a long way to go
    Last edited by burban1725; 11-10-2005 at 11:33 AM.

  11. #11
    Wannabebig Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    38
    I just read most of the WBB1 posts and stickys. I will be sticking to the prescribed method and routine. THanks for the help.

  12. #12
    Wannabebig Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    38
    Yesterday was a rest day. I sont like rest days. I want to get back in the gym and try to lift more and get into better shape. oh well.

    I dont know if I will be able to work out today because of work and such. If not, Monday wont come soon enough.

  13. #13
    Wannabebig Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    38
    It is monday again and I will do the chest work out today. My diet sucked all weekend. I went to deer camp and ate and drank like sh@t. Today starts a new week. Workout eat sleep (some school and work).
    If you are going through the middle of HELL keep going your half way out.

    Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm-----Winston Churchill

  14. #14
    Wannabebig Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    38
    Last night was a pretty good workout.

    Chest

    Flat dumbell Bench Press : 3 x 6-8 reps 55 60 65lbs
    Low Incline Dumbbell Press : 3 x 6-8 reps 50 55 60
    Dips : 2 x 6-8 reps 2x3

    Back

    Chin ups : 2 x 6-8 reps 2x3
    SLDeadlifts : 2 x 6-8 reps 145lbs
    Barbell Rows : 2 x 6-8 reps 95
    Shrugs : 1 x 10 reps 85s

    3x30sit ups
    2x1minute bridge

    20minutes cardio

    THey all felt pretty good. By the time I got to the incline bench I was feeling some fatigue. My dips need some work as well as the whole chin up thing.
    Every week will be just a little better :evillaugh
    If you are going through the middle of HELL keep going your half way out.

    Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm-----Winston Churchill

  15. #15
    Wannabebig Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    38
    Well tonite is my first leg night so far. I have some serious reservations. I have never really squatted, but I will let er rip. I am going to try and stay in good form before I worry about any sort of weight. Any pointers for a guy who strayed from the squat and went with the leg press would be appreciated.
    If you are going through the middle of HELL keep going your half way out.

    Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm-----Winston Churchill

  16. #16
    Wannabebig Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    38

    kicked my a$$

    well I did legs for the first time in a long time (like 4 years). WOW do they feel good. My squats were low and I did them in a smith machine so that my form was good.

    MY weights were as followed

    squats two 45 plates on the smith 3x8
    sldl 135 3x8
    leg ext 3 45 plates 3x8
    leg curl 3 45 plates 3x8

    4x30 ab crunches
    2 30 second bridges


    I need some serious improvement on my leg workbut next week we'll see
    If you are going through the middle of HELL keep going your half way out.

    Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm-----Winston Churchill

  17. #17
    Wannabebig Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    38
    today was my arm day. I really think that I am making some improvements. If nothing else I feel better. I sleep better and my clothes have begun to fit better. I cant wait for the results of 3 months of steady work outs and better eating.

    Friday was an arm day and It was a good work out.

    Military Press in Rack : 3 x 8 reps 115
    Seated Dumbbell Press : 3 x 8 reps 45
    Standing Lateral Raises : 1 x 10 reps 15

    Narrow Grip bench Press : 2 x 8 reps 155
    French Press : 2 x 8 reps 65

    Barbell Curls : 2 x 8 reps 40
    Hammer Curls : 2 x 8 reps 25

    3x30 crunches
    2 45second bridges
    If you are going through the middle of HELL keep going your half way out.

    Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm-----Winston Churchill

  18. #18
    Wannabebig Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    38
    Well it has been two weeks and only two workouts. I graduate from college in one week so my schedule is crazy. I work 40 hrs a week too so that makes it tough.
    Anway last night was a chest night and I have to start over again, oh well.

    My lats feel and back feel completely unworked. I did not do pull ups. instead I did lat pull downs. Could this have anything to do with that?



    Chest

    Flat dumbell Bench Press : 2 x 6-8 reps 60lbs
    Low Incline Dumbbell Press : 2 x 6-8 reps 50lbs
    Dips : 2 x 6-8 reps 2x3

    Back

    Chin ups : 2 x 8 190 lat pull down machine
    SLDeadlifts : 2 x 6-8 reps 145lbs
    Barbell Rows : 2 x 6-8 reps 135lbs
    Shrugs : 1 x 10 reps 205lbs
    Last edited by burban1725; 12-06-2005 at 01:22 PM.
    If you are going through the middle of HELL keep going your half way out.

    Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm-----Winston Churchill

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •