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    Are you a hardgainer like me?

    Thanks for checking my thread. Anyway, I am starting to post my workout here so that I can monitor my progress.

    My objective: loose my big belly and gain muscles! I am skinny by the way. Hope I can make it before summer of next year probably March 15, 2007.

    October - December 2006 - bulking

    Jan - March 2007 - cutting/toning

    Age : 25
    Height: 5'6

    Weight: 137 lbs
    Bodyfat: 41%
    Waist: 36"
    Chest: 35.5"
    Shoulders:
    Arms: 10.5"

    Goal: To gain weight and loose my gut

    Target date: Before summer of next year (MARCH OR APRIL)
    Target Weight: 175
    Target Bodyfat: 20%
    Target Waist: 28"(I can do this!)
    Target Chest:38"

    My workout program:

    Monday:
    Bench Press 5x5
    DB Press 3 x12
    Deadlift 5x5
    One arm DB rows 3x12
    Lat Pulldown 3x12
    Crunches 3x20

    Tuesday
    30 mins jogging

    Wednesday
    Squat 5x5
    Calf Raise 3x12
    Crunches 3x20

    Thursday
    30 mins jogging

    Friday
    Military Press 5x5
    One arm overhead 3x12
    French Press 3x12
    Bent over lateral raise 3x12
    Standing BB Curl 3x12
    Alternate DB Curl 3x12
    Crunches 3x20

    Saturday and Sunday:
    30 mins jogging


    What can you say about my program? By the way, i have a tight budget so i cant take any supplements for now. As you can see, I just started yesterday. Soon, I can post pics of mine every week.

    What can you suggest? cut first then bulk or bulk first then cut. I am just concern with my gut, it is really really big.



    thanks...
    Last edited by etucz; 10-04-2006 at 11:57 PM.

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    Yesterday after work, I do 30 minutes of jogging and 15 minute walking.

    I also do crunches. 3 sets by 15 reps.

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    nope...

    Gl with the journal and your goals though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidior
    nope...

    Gl with the journal and your goals though.

    hi, thanks for the reply.. what you mean by Gl ?

    I am just starting to workout. after my office work, i will perform shoulder, tricep and bicep.

    What can u say about my program? How's your program differ from me?

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    gl = good luck i believe.

    the major difference between my program and yours (i also use a 5x5) is that i do a different one of the big three on each workout day. I squat monday, bench on wednesday, and deadlift on friday
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    Quote Originally Posted by nhlfan
    gl = good luck i believe.

    the major difference between my program and yours (i also use a 5x5) is that i do a different one of the big three on each workout day. I squat monday, bench on wednesday, and deadlift on friday

    thanks for the motivation. so ur also using the 5x5. anyway, i've attached my pics. I think looking at my pic will give you an assessment on how long will I obtain my desired physique. I'm ectomorph with a very big belly.
    hehehehe. - i really mean it. hgehehehehe

    this site is really awesome, it keeps me motivated specially for those newbies like me.

    is it advisable to take whey protein since i am a newbie?
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    Just focus on keeping a good clean diet for the moment, learn about foods, about macro's, what foods you have access too. Good luck!

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    I just had my workout yesterday and here it is:

    Friday:

    Military Press
    30 lbs x12
    40 lbs x12
    50 lbs x 8

    Bent Over Lateral Raise
    10 lbs x12
    10 lbs x12
    10 lbs x12

    One arm overhead
    10 lbs x12
    10 lbs x12
    10 lbs x11

    French Press
    10 lbs x8
    10 lbs x8
    10 lbs x7

    Standing BB Curl
    30 lbs x12
    30 lbs x12
    30 lbs x12

    Alternate DB Curl
    20 lbs x12
    20 lbs x12
    20 lbs x8

    Crunches 3x20

    I really feel the pain but it's worthy. hope i can loosen my belly. do you think i need to bulk up or cut? i have 41% body fat but i dont like my body right now, i feel i am very thin with a big belly. im ectomorph by the way....

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    10-9-20006

    Its Monday and I am done with my chest and back workout.


    A. CHEST

    Bench Press
    40 lbsx5
    50 lbsx5
    60 lbsx5
    70 lbsx5
    80 lbsx5

    Dumbell Press
    15 lbsx12
    20 lbsx12
    25 lbsx12

    Dip
    1st set - 8 half dips
    2nd set - 7 half dips
    3rd set - 5 half dips


    B. BACK

    Deadlift
    90 lbsx5
    100 lbsx5
    120 lbsx5
    150 lbsx5
    170 lbsx5

    One arm DB Rows
    25 lbx12
    25 lbsx12
    25 lbsx12

    C. ABS

    Crunches
    3 set x 20


    **As you can see, I did not do Lat Pulldown since I feel tired after doing those workout.


    Can you criticize my chest and back workout? Do I need to change the dips into other chest workout? I really hate dips... what can u recommend?

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    Good workouts... There is absolutely no way you are 41% bodyfat try more like mid teens. Bulk!
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    Bench - 374lbs -- 170kg -- Dec 20, '08 (@100kg class)
    Dead - 589lbs -- 267.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
    Total: 1537lbs -- 697.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)
    Bench Only -- 358lbs -- 162.5kg -- Nov. 25, '07 (Provincial Record @ 90kg class)
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    thanks deeder. so, do i need to change the dips into DB flyes?

    how do i target my inner chest?

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    Here's the result of my leg exercises yesterday:

    SQUAT

    80 lbs x 5
    90 lbs x 5
    100 lbs x 5
    110 lbs x 5
    120 lbs x 4

    CALVES

    100 lbs x 12
    110 lbs x 12
    120 lbs x 12

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    i think i may need to change my chest workout this coming monday to:

    close grip bench press - to target inner chest
    declined BB press - to target lower chest
    inclined DB flyes - to target upper chest.


    What you think compared to?
    Bench press
    DB Press
    Dips


    Please criticize......

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    this is my friday workout:

    A. SHOULDERS

    Military Press
    20 lbsx5
    30 lbsx5
    40 lbsx5
    50 lbsx5
    60 lbsx5

    Bent over Lateral Raise
    15 lbsx12
    10 lbsx12
    10 lbsx12

    B. TRICEP

    One Arm Overhead
    5 lbs x 12
    10 lbs x 3
    10 lbs x 4
    5 lbs x 12

    French Press
    10 lbs x12
    10 lbs x12
    10 lbs x12

    C. BICEPS

    Standing BB Curl

    30 lbs x 12
    30 lbs x 12
    30 lbs x 12

    Alternate BB Curl
    30 lbs x 12
    30 lbs x 12
    30 lbs x 12


    Crunches
    3 x 20

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    my monday workout:

    A. CHEST

    Bench Press
    40 lbsx5
    50 lbsx5
    60 lbsx5
    70 lbsx5
    80 lbsx5

    Inclined DB Flyes
    15 lbs x 12
    15 lbs x 12
    15 lbs x 12

    B. BACK

    Deadlift
    120 lbs x 5
    150 lbs x 5
    160 lbs x 5
    170 lbs x 5
    180 lbs x 5

    Lat Pulldown
    50 lbs x 12
    60 lbs x 12
    70 lbs x 12

    Crunches
    3 x 20
    Last edited by etucz; 10-17-2006 at 12:39 AM.

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    i think Im gonna change my program a little bit so that I can have 2 workouts per body area. here it goes:

    Monday
    Chest and Back

    Wednesday
    Legs and Shoulders

    Friday
    Triceps and Biceps


    Is this a good change? please let me know.....

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    I just bought my first supplement - CYTO GAINER!

    The taste is really great. Cookies and cream flavor.... Have you tried that one?

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    I didnt go to the gym yesterday for my leg exercise. I still experience soreness.

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    Im excited to go to the gym later.... hope everything will be fine....

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