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    SkinnySadMan's new Journal because...I don't know why

    I haven't worked out in a month (I know.. that's not long at all). I think I pulled a muscle or ligament around my lumbar area. I went to a massage therapist and got a normal massage done. Took two weeks off from work, and my back no longer aches when I bend over to arch it, like a goodmorning.

    I recently started taking anti-depressant which is Cipralex. I seem to have a lot more energy, and my focus has improved. I can definately tell. I can sleep for less than 8 hours and feel energized throughout the day.

    I think I went MANIC after an hour of ingesting the first pill (Felt like I was on top of the world for no reason). The first two weeks was HORRIBLE. The side effects, DAMN! I lost 10 lbs. I had no appetite, and I slept for like 2-3 hours a day. Also I think I'm getting hives, my forearms are so itchy and red (Mostly on my right arm though).

    Now for the workout plan...I'm not sure what I'm going to do yet; whether to keep things pretty much the same or whatever...

    Anyways yesterday I did: (Friday, Oct. 20th, 2006)

    Tricep/Backs

    Close Grip Bench Press - 130 lbs. for 3 sets of 6.
    SKull Crusher with Ez-Curl bar - 15 lbs. on each side for 3 sets of 10

    Back:

    One-arm dumbell rows - 35 lbs. for 3 x 10
    Chin-Ups Bodyweight - 3 x 6 (I'm surprised...I thought I'd be able to do like 5 reps and get lazy lol...)
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    Week Zero: Sunday Oct. 22, 2006

    Legs -

    Back Squat - 150 lbs. for 3 x 6 --> Add another set next week.
    Front Squat - 100 lbs. for 3 x 6 --> Add 2 reps next week.
    Romanian Deadlift - 130 lbs. for 3 x 6 --> Add 2 reps next week.

    NOTES: Let body get used to weights again.
    Last edited by SkinnySadMan; 10-23-2006 at 06:07 AM.
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    Week 1 - Monday, October 23, 2006

    Chest

    Flat Bench Press - 150 lbs. 3 x 6
    Notes: Last set was tough.

    DUmbell Incline Bench - 30 lbs. dumbells for 3 x 10
    Notes: Easy.

    Dips - +25 lbs. for 3 x 6
    Notes: Moderate intensity.

    Rotator CUffss - Only did barbell cuban press and 1 set of L-lateral raise.
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    Week 1 - Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006

    Back and Shoulders -

    Sumo Deadlift:

    Warm up - 180 lbs. x 6
    2 sets of 3 - 250 lbs.

    ** 250 lbs. way too heavy right now. **

    3 sets of 5 - 200 lbs.

    NOTES: A lot weaker now.

    Barbell Bent Over Rows - 110 lbs. for 3 x 8

    NOTES: Pretty easy. Use 115 lbs. next week.

    Barbell GOod mornings - 120 lbs. for 3 x 8

    Shoulders -

    Military Press - 70 lbs. for 3 x 6

    NOTES: Easy, but need to let my joints get used to these again.

    Front raise - 15 lbs. dumbells 2 x 8

    Lateral Raise - 15 lbs. dumbells 2 x 8

    WOrkout finish.
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    Week 1: Friday, Oct. 27, 2006

    Triceps and Back

    Close Grip Bench Press – 130 lbs.

    3 x 8, 8, 7

    NOTES: FAILURE on 3rd set 8th rep.

    Skull Crushers – +17.5 lbs. on each side.

    3 x 10

    NOTES: Use 20 lbs. next week for 3 x 8.

    Dumbell One-Arm Rows – 45 lbs..

    3 x 8

    NOTES: Use 50 lbs. next week for 3 x 6.

    Chin Ups: Bodyweight

    3 x 7

    Notes: Completed. 

    Hammer Curls – 25 lbs.

    2 x 6
    Last edited by SkinnySadMan; 10-30-2006 at 09:55 PM.
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    Week 1

    Day 4 [ Saturday ] Squat Day – Oct. 28, 2006 (I forgot to add this reply/journal update for squat day.)

    Back Squat (Below Parallel) – 130 lbs.

    Warm up – 80 lbs. 3 x 8
    4 sests of 6 – 130 lbs.

    NOTES: Go for 4 x 8 next week.

    Front Squat – 105 lbs. 3 x 8

    NOTES: Do 4 sets of 8 next week, same weight.


    Romanian Deadlift – 130 lbs.

    Set 1 x 8 reps –
    Set 2 x 8 reps –
    Set 3 x 8 reps –

    NOTES ABOUT EVERYTHING ELSE: Take extra caution with the lower back...CAREFUL.


    Week 2

    Day 1 [Monday] Bench Press Day – Monday, Oct. 30, 2006

    Flat Bench Press – 3 x 8

    70 x 12 – Warmup

    3 x 8 at 140 lbs.

    NOTES: Keep the same next week.

    Incline DB Bench – 40 lbs. dumbells

    2 x 8

    NOTES: Do 3 sets of 8 next week.

    Weighted Dips – 35 lbs.

    2 x 8

    NOTES: Do 3 sets of 6 next week.

    Front Squats – 90 lbs.

    3 x 8

    NOTES: Do these 20% lighter than what was used on Saturday.

    Chin Ups – No heavy work.

    BW 3 x 6

    Rotator Cuffs –

    Cuban Presses -

    25 lbs. 3 x 10

    L-Lateral Raise -

    15 lbs. dumbells x6 , x8 (2 sets)

    Side Lying Dumbbell Abduction to 45°

    7 lbs. dumbell 2 x 12
    Last edited by SkinnySadMan; 10-30-2006 at 09:58 PM.
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    Stop being so skinny and sad your strength isnt bad at all and I recall seeing pics of you not too long ago and you looked great! Good luck with the journal.
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    I agree.

    Check with your doc about those hives if you haven't already!!! Don't mess around with that!
    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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    Lol thanks for the support.

    Although I'm not sad...well I can't really say that. I'm an anxious mofo and that causes my depression. I gained back the 5 lbs. back so far of the 10 lbs. I've lost. But it could be just the creatine+water weight (yeah most likely lo).

    I know I seem like an ******* not commenting on anyone else's journal. But really when I think of something to say about 5 other people had already said the same thing! lol.

    Week 2

    Day 2 [ Wednesday ] Deadlift Alternate Day:

    Sumo Deadlift – 170 lbs.

    90 lbs. 3 x 12 warm up
    3 x 5

    NOTES: Still trying to get used to these.

    Speed Pulls – NO SPEED PULLS FOR NOW.

    BB Rows – 115 lbs.

    3 x 8

    NOTES: Go for 3 x 6 at 120 lbs. next week


    Barbell Good Mornings – 120 lbs.

    3 x 8

    NOTES: Go for 125 lbs. 3 x 6 next week.

    Military Press – 80 lbs.

    3 x 6

    NOTES: Go for 3 x 8 next week.

    1 set of Side Laterals and Front Raise: 20 lbs. dumbbells for 8 reps.
    Last edited by SkinnySadMan; 11-01-2006 at 04:35 PM.
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    Week 2

    Day 3 - Friday, Nov. 3, 2006

    Close Grip Bench Press Triples 130 lbs.

    3 x 8, 8, 8

    NOTES: Completed the 3 sets, +1 total reps in this week. Keep the same next week, hopefully it feels easier lol.

    Skull Crushers +20 lbs. on each side

    3 x 10

    NOTES: Did +5 extra pounds and +6 total reps. Use 22.5 lbs. on each side next week for 3 x 8. The last 2 reps were struggled though, elbows started shaking.

    Dumbell One-Arm Rows 50 lbs.

    3 x 8

    NOTES: It was rather easy. Add +5 lbs. next week at 3 x 6 (Maybe 8 reps).

    Chin Ups: Bodyweight

    3 x 8

    Notes: Completed. Last set was pretty hard. Try to get 3 x 10, then start adding weight.

    Hammer Curls 25 lbs.

    2 x 8

    NOTES: Struggled on last two reps. Go for 3 x 8 next week. But first try 30 lbs. for 2 x 6 if too heavy then 3 x 8 with 25 lbs.

    Rotator Cuffs

    Cuban Presses

    35 lbs. for 3 x 8

    L-Lateral Raise -

    15 lbs. dumbells 1 x 12

    Side Lying Dumbbell Abduction to 45

    7 lbs. dumbell 2 x 12
    Last edited by SkinnySadMan; 11-03-2006 at 10:26 PM.
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    Week 2

    Day 4 [ Saturday ] Squat Day – Saturday, Nov. 04, 2006

    Back Squat (Below Parallel) – 135 lbs.

    Warm up – 95 lbs. 1 x 10
    3 sets of 8, 8, 12 – 135 lbs. (I am not sure how much the barbell weights but I had 2 45’s on each side.)

    NOTES: Use 145 lbs. for 4 x 5 next week.

    Front Squat – 95 lbs. 3 x 8

    NOTES: Use 110 lbs. 3 x 6 next week.

    Romanian Deadlift – 135 lbs.

    3 x 8
    Last edited by SkinnySadMan; 11-04-2006 at 05:51 PM.
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    Keep up the lifting and eating man...you can do it. Just wait till you put those 20lbs on!
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    Mike !!! WTF I haven't seen you post in a while... WTF is up !?
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    Week 3

    Day 1 [Monday] Heavy Bench Day – Monday, Nov. 06, 2006

    Flat Bench Press –

    45 lbs. (bar only) – Warm up
    140 lbs. – x 8
    160 lbs. – x 6
    175 lbs. – x 6
    185 lbs. – x 2 (Had to get a spot on 3rd)
    140 lbs. – x 6

    NOTES: Try to do 5 x 5 next week with the same weight. Maybe use 160 lbs.

    Incline DB Bench –

    45 lbs. – 1 x 8 reps
    50 lbs. – 2 x 6 reps

    NOTES: 50 lbs. for 3 x 6 next week.

    Weighted Dips – 35 lbs.

    2 x 8
    45 lbs. – x 5 reps

    NOTES: Use 45 lbs. next week for 3 x 5

    Chin Ups – No heavy work.

    BW 2 x 10
    BW 1 x 5

    NOTES: Last set…difficult lol

    Rotator Cuffs –

    Cuban Presses -

    35 lbs. 3 x 8

    L-Lateral Raise -

    15 lbs. dumbells 1 x 8

    Side Lying Dumbbell Abduction to 45&#176;

    7 lbs. dumbell 2 x 12
    Last edited by SkinnySadMan; 11-13-2006 at 11:34 PM.
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    Hey that bench looks impressive!

    Keep at it for sure...
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    Thanks man but I think I shoulda waited a bit longer. I felt my elbow pain later on but it's gone now. I got myself a lifting buddy... makes a huge difference in motivation man.
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

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    Week 3

    Day 2 [ Wednesday ] Deadlift Day: Wednesday Nov. 8, 2006

    Conventional Deadlift –

    Warm up – 120 lbs. x 8

    170 x 5
    210 x 5
    210 x 5
    210 x 5

    NOTES:

    BB Rows – 120 lbs.

    3 x 8

    NOTES: Go for 3 x 6 at 120 lbs. next week


    Barbell Good Mornings – 120 lbs.

    3 x 8

    NOTES: Go for 125 lbs. 3 x 6 next week.

    Military Press – 90 lbs.

    3 x 6, 10, 8

    NOTES: 95 lbs. next week for 3 x 6.

    1 set of Side Laterals and 2 sets of Front Raise: 20 lbs. dumbbells for 8 reps.
    Last edited by SkinnySadMan; 11-13-2006 at 11:38 PM.
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    I could never find a lifting buddy who was willing to put in the time/work.
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    Man that sucks, no buddies at all that's interested in the Iron ?

    Week 3

    Day 3 [ Friday ] Speed Bench Day:

    Close Grip Bench Press Triples – 150 lbs.

    5 x 3

    NOTES: Try for 5 x 4 next week.

    Skull Crushers – +22.5 lbs. on each side

    3 x 8

    NOTES: For 3 x 10 next week and see how it goes.

    Dumbell One-Arm Rows – 60 lbs.

    3 x 6, 7, 7

    NOTES: Use 65 lbs. next week for 3 x 5. Maybe go for 3 x 6.

    Chin Ups: Bodyweight

    3 x 10, 8, 6

    Notes: Whatever…

    Hammer Curls – 25 lbs.

    3 x 8,8 , 6

    NOTES:
    Last edited by SkinnySadMan; 11-13-2006 at 11:47 PM.
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    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    Keep up the great work. To me, I enjoy lifting progress when I just look at the strength increases, vs. weight. Either way, it's great to see your stats. Keep it up!
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    Thanks micky, I too enjoy the weight increases, even if it's only 5 lbs. When I look back a year from now, I've progressed. Even if it's just a little bit.

    Week 3


    Day 4 [ Saturday ] Squat Day – Saturday, Nov. 11, 2006

    Back Squat (Below Parallel) –

    Warm up – 95 lbs. 1 x 8
    Set 1 – 155 x 6
    Set 2 – 155 x 6
    Set 3 – 165 x 6
    Set 4 – 165 x 6

    NOTES: Use 165 lbs. next week for 4 x 6.

    Front Squat – 135 lbs.

    3 x 6

    NOTES: Go for 3 x 8 next week.

    Romanian Deadlift – 185 lbs.

    3 x 6

    NOTES: Go for 3 x 8 next week.

    Dumbell Shrugs – 3 sets

    2 sets of 6 – 70 lbs. dumbbells
    1 set of 5 – 80 lbs. dumbbells

    NOTES: Left hand grip started to fail…Use 70 lbs. dumbbells next week for 3 x 8.
    Last edited by SkinnySadMan; 11-13-2006 at 11:47 PM.
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    you're right. The Bill Starr program only improves 2.5% each week, but after 9 weeks of this, we have over a 20% gain. Great romanian deadlifts.
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    Hell yeah the +5 lbs. plates add up before your eyes
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    If you keep up with the weights and guitar there wont be anything left for me out there!

    Nice work on the guitar...
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    Hey thanks mike although I might have to stop playing since I am going back to school soon (maybe). Heh.

    Week 4

    Day 1 [Monday] Heavy Bench Day – Monday, Nov. 13/06

    Flat Bench Press –

    95 lbs. (bar only) – 10 reps WARMUP
    165 lbs. 5 x 5 (4 reps on last set)

    NOTES: Keep this the same next week. I only did 4 reps on the last set.

    Incline DB Bench – 60 lbs.

    3 x 6, 6, 5

    NOTES: Keep the same next week. Lol me and buddy couldn’t find 55 lbs. dumbbells so we just used the 60’s

    Weighted Dips – +45 lbs.

    3 x 6

    NOTES: Use 45 lbs. next week for 3 x 8

    Chin Ups – No heavy work.

    BW 3 x 9, 8, 5

    NOTES: Bah I got lazy and didn’t really push anymore.
    Last edited by SkinnySadMan; 11-13-2006 at 11:48 PM.
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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