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It’s 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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    Hello. Thought I'd start a journal to keep me motivated. Ive decresed my weight Im using on all my lifts by quite a bit-the reason is perfect form. Im getting a complete stretch and contraction with a tight squeeze at the top. My program looks like this:

    Monday and Friday
    Squats 3x10
    Bench press 3x10
    Wide-grip pulldowns 3x10
    Behind the neck barbell press 3x10
    Barbell curl 2x10
    Dips 2x10
    Barbell wrist curls 2x10

    Wed
    Leg press 3x10
    Dumbell bench press 3x10
    Deadlift 3x10
    Upright barbell row 3x10
    Alternate dumbell curl or chins 2x10
    skull crushers 2x10
    reverse curls 2x10

    Im not going to count calories yet-Im just going to eat more and keep eating untill I see a gain in weight. If you think it would help to count, let me know. Im pretty sure I could rip through 3,500 calories so I really need to think of eating as a full time job and maybe hit somewhere between 4-4500.

    My height is 5'7 or 5'8..and my weight as of now fluctuates between 150-152. My goal weight is 175. This bulk cycle will not end untill I hit that. Also, I lost about 50 pounds on the benchpress because i quit doing it(muscle memory) and now im concentrating back on it-yet with perfect form..no partial movements..no bouncing..nice, controlled reps. Im concerned with the weight im benching ONLY if its in perfect form.

    I will be eating all day for 2 main reasons..

    1) Its the only way I can get enough calories throughout a day

    2) Studies have shown that eating fewer meals can decrease LBM because of the myoproteins being catabalized. ( I learned that in these forums, thankyou)

    Throughout my program, I will be increasing the sets.
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    Wednesday, November 15, 2006

    Food intake:
    3 scrambled eggs
    2 pieces of toast
    Oatmeal

    Workout

    blueberry poptart
    Protein bar
    cup of coffee

    Boost shake
    cup of coffee
    blueberry poptart

    Subway tuna, 6 inch-pepperjack cheese

    Hungry man Turkey meal

    Ramen noodles, oriental

    3 24 oz beers Light!

    One more meal to go, undecided as i write this.

    Weight today was 153.6 so its increased. however, Im not sure if this will remain constant.

    Workout:
    Leg press 360 x 10,10,10 Increase weight
    Dumbell Benchpress 75'ers x 11, 8, 7 Stay with 75 dumbells
    Deadlift 205 x 10, 10 Increase weight
    Chinups, closegrip Bodyweight x 10, 9
    Mid-workout nausia occured so I stopped here for today.

    Rest between sets was roughly 60 seconds to about 2 minutes maximum.
    First Bulk pics VS Starting pics, take a look!! http://www.wannabebigforums.com/show...=1#post1616109

    Progress pics of a cut using bodyweight only movements http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...45#post2405745

    Generally, if you read a piece of advice on the internet, assume it's wrong until proven otherwise. This applies especially to "conventional wisdom". -Belial

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    forgot to put some leg pics up-Its my weakest part though. I used to always do pushups when I was younger so my upper body is more built than my legs. Thats why I wear a lnoger swimming suit at the beach-so Im hoping to correct this by the summer.

    Food intake today:

    2 scrambled eggs
    oatmeal
    1 piece of toast


    1 1/2 blueberry poptarts


    proteinbar
    boost shake


    hungry man turkey meal



    ramen noodles



    1 24oz beer but hey, i cut down



    boost shake
    proteinbar


    1 more meal to go-undecided as i write this.
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    Progress pics of a cut using bodyweight only movements http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...45#post2405745

    Generally, if you read a piece of advice on the internet, assume it's wrong until proven otherwise. This applies especially to "conventional wisdom". -Belial

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    Friday - November 17, 2006

    Apparently I wasnt doing squats right. Ive always read that it was safer on the knees to only go down far enough until your things were parallel to the floor. after browsing many threads, I learned its better to squat until your ass touches your calves. I tried that today with my legs already very very sore from DOMS. Im very pleased-there was no strain on my knees and I could really feel it deep in the quads. it made me think-doing parallel squats was the same as if I were to do bench presses only half way down so my arms made a right angle. Obviously, thats only a partial movement too. So it was a learning experience. The bench was good too-I always go down until the bar lightly touches my chest. There was a bit on tension to the RC though-but thats the first time-ever. I went very light with the squats to perfect the form and balance of going all the way down.

    Squats 95x10 115x9,10
    Benchpress 155 x 12, 10, 8 (huge increase with perfect form)
    Widegrip pull downs 115 x 10 9 7
    Behind the neck press 95x15 115 x 9 , 8
    Barbell curl 60 x 12 , 9
    Dips BW x 23 , 15
    Barbell wrist curls 40 x 15+ 15+

    Food intake:

    2 whole eggs
    2 pieces of toast
    4 pieces of bacon


    #6 value menu at mcdonalds
    double cheeseburger
    frys
    coffee


    Workout


    protein bar


    Tuna noodle caserole
    2 cups of coffee



    24 oz beer


    2 poptarts


    1 more left to go yet-undecided as i write this



    Its been difficult to let go of the beer completely. Its a lot of fun to crack one open and browse these forums. I think Im addicted. Also, I saw a surprising increase in barbell curls for some reason. I was perhaps overtrained with my old routine or the close grip chin ups really helped to improve general bicep strength.


    weight today was 153.5 so its stayed. Thats good considering it usually fluctuates lower once i get a high.
    First Bulk pics VS Starting pics, take a look!! http://www.wannabebigforums.com/show...=1#post1616109

    Progress pics of a cut using bodyweight only movements http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...45#post2405745

    Generally, if you read a piece of advice on the internet, assume it's wrong until proven otherwise. This applies especially to "conventional wisdom". -Belial

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    nice ass man, HA! nice workout
    2000 or bust

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    lmao-well its a muscle too, right? Thx also-I really didnt want to hit the weights today but once I got there, it was all good. I never realized how taxing doing only compound movements was.
    First Bulk pics VS Starting pics, take a look!! http://www.wannabebigforums.com/show...=1#post1616109

    Progress pics of a cut using bodyweight only movements http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...45#post2405745

    Generally, if you read a piece of advice on the internet, assume it's wrong until proven otherwise. This applies especially to "conventional wisdom". -Belial

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    Looks like you're doing well. You have a real good base. Glutes are primary to real size and strength.

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    Saturday, Novemeber 19, 2006

    Food intake:

    2 1/2 eggs
    2 pieces of toast
    4 pieces of bacon


    Boost shake
    Protein bar


    3 beers Was the Mich vc OSU game!!


    Oatmeal


    2 tablespoons of peanut butter



    1 apple with 2 tablespoons peanut butter




    1 glass of milk with 1 1/2 tablespoons peanut butter



    Big plate of tuna noodle caserole
    glass of milk


    1 more meal undecided as I write this
    First Bulk pics VS Starting pics, take a look!! http://www.wannabebigforums.com/show...=1#post1616109

    Progress pics of a cut using bodyweight only movements http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...45#post2405745

    Generally, if you read a piece of advice on the internet, assume it's wrong until proven otherwise. This applies especially to "conventional wisdom". -Belial

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    Forgot what I ate yesterday but my bodyweight was 154.6 so its improved!!

    Workout was great too.

    Squats 3 x 135 - 8, 7 , 8
    Benchpress 3 x 165 - 12, 9 , 8
    Widegrip latpulldowns 3 x 115 - 13 , 10 , 9
    Behind the neck press 3 x 115 - 12 , 10 , 8
    Barbell curl 2 x 65 - 12 (-20 second rest, then 6 reps)
    Dips Bodyweight x 2 - 24, 17

    So, I will already be increasing 20 lbs on the bench after only a few workouts and my other movements are gonig up as well. The advice on these forums has been great-Ive never been 155 before.


    As I write this, today I ate:
    2 eggs
    1 piece of toast
    co-co wheats


    boost shake
    protein bar



    2 tbs peanut butter


    2 tbs peanut butter


    2 double cheeseburger meal at McDonalds


    Hungry man turkey dinner


    So, I will most likely have another 2 tbs of peanut butter and maybe 2 poptarts or my other hungry man tv dinner. We shall see. Its hard to think about food right now-im really full. But it doesnt matter. I want the calories. If I fail to meet my cals for the day, Im determined enough to sit there and drink 6 glasses of milk in a row to make up for it.
    First Bulk pics VS Starting pics, take a look!! http://www.wannabebigforums.com/show...=1#post1616109

    Progress pics of a cut using bodyweight only movements http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...45#post2405745

    Generally, if you read a piece of advice on the internet, assume it's wrong until proven otherwise. This applies especially to "conventional wisdom". -Belial

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    Another great day today:

    Food intake:

    co-co wheats
    2 eggs
    1 piece of toast



    double fishsandwhich meal at mcdonalds
    1 fry




    boost shake
    protein bar



    6 tbsp peanut butter
    blueberry yogurt
    glass of milk


    2 tbsp peabut butter
    glass of milk
    ramen noodles

    Training:

    leg press 3 x 410 - 12, 8, 8
    Dumbell benchpress 3 x 80's - 7, 6 , 6
    deadlift, no belt 215 x 2 - 11 , 8
    almost puked

    chinup 2 x BW - 12 , 8
    didnt do skull crushers because i was about to puke again.


    Great workout-all the weights went up. Also, my bodyweight has gone up to 155.8. Thats a lot of gain in only a couple of weeks. I was very happy to see that on the scale!
    First Bulk pics VS Starting pics, take a look!! http://www.wannabebigforums.com/show...=1#post1616109

    Progress pics of a cut using bodyweight only movements http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...45#post2405745

    Generally, if you read a piece of advice on the internet, assume it's wrong until proven otherwise. This applies especially to "conventional wisdom". -Belial

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    Update-
    think you can tell a difference somewhat..in the face and bicep.

    In these pics compared to the last ones. Likin the results.
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    Generally, if you read a piece of advice on the internet, assume it's wrong until proven otherwise. This applies especially to "conventional wisdom". -Belial

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    nice trainINg!!!! but I think you need A LOT more protein in your diet
    Way down this road, in a gym far away, a young man was once heard to say, "I've repped high and I've repped low, No matter what I do my legs won't grow."

    He tried leg extensions, leg curls, and leg presses, too. Trying to cheat these sissy workouts he'd do. From the corner of the gym where the big men train, Through a cloud of chalk and the midst of pain.

    Where the big iron rides high and threatens lives, Where the noise is made with big forty fives. A deep voice bellowed as he wrapped his knees, A very big man with legs like trees.

    Laughing as he snatched another plate from the stack, Chalking his hands and monstrous back, Said "Boy stop lying and don't say you've forgotten, Trouble with you is you ain't been SQUATTIN"

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    Oatmeal mixed with a scoop of protein mix
    Boost shake
    2 tbsp peanut butter



    Sliced potatoe seasoned with garlic and pepper, fried in butter
    Bowl of chicken noodle soup
    1 cup of coffee
    4 tbsp of peanut butter




    Double cheeseburger meal at McDonalds
    1 fry
    1 cup of coffee


    3 mini hotdog rolls with cheese
    1 piece of pumpkin pie
    1 beer




    Boost shake




    Chicken pot pie
    2 tbsp peabut butter
    1 beer



    1 beer



    1 more meal to go as i write this..im at about 3800 calories..so 1 more should push me into the 4k range.
    First Bulk pics VS Starting pics, take a look!! http://www.wannabebigforums.com/show...=1#post1616109

    Progress pics of a cut using bodyweight only movements http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...45#post2405745

    Generally, if you read a piece of advice on the internet, assume it's wrong until proven otherwise. This applies especially to "conventional wisdom". -Belial

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    Potpie
    2 tbsp peanutbutter
    Boost shake



    Hungry man turkey meal XXL
    2 tbsp peanut butter
    2 beers


    2 tbsp peanut butter
    1cup of coffee



    2 poptarts
    2 tbsp peanut butter


    4 beers



    9 pizza rolls




    2 tbsp peanut butter


    Great today- 4,500 + calories
    First Bulk pics VS Starting pics, take a look!! http://www.wannabebigforums.com/show...=1#post1616109

    Progress pics of a cut using bodyweight only movements http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...45#post2405745

    Generally, if you read a piece of advice on the internet, assume it's wrong until proven otherwise. This applies especially to "conventional wisdom". -Belial

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    Your body has a good foundation. What do you want your bf % to be by the time you add on the 25 pounds?
    You are getting the calories in. You may want to start slowly working in healthy fats and phasing out unhealthy fats. There are great articles in WBBs article section, if you would like reference docs.

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    Hmm bodyfat %? Well, I started with 10%..so 25 lbs later..id expect maybe 13%? Im not too sure. Im getting the calories in and healthy fats with peanut butter but at the same time i still got plenty of bad ones. I should do some mroe research. I have a hard time getting enough calories without getting bad fats.

    Today:

    2 poptarts
    boost shake
    2 tbsp peanut butter


    Boost shake
    4 tbsp peanut butter


    2 doublecheeseburger meal at mcdonalds
    1 fry
    1 coffee


    1 extra large pizza lunchable


    3 glasses of wine

    At about 3,000 calories now so im going to need to eat another meal tnoight. Undecided as i write this. Tomorrow is a lift day-im way excited. Im amazed how helpful peanut butter is..im adding about 1,000 calories i normally wouldnt eat just by adding a couple tbsp after my meals.
    First Bulk pics VS Starting pics, take a look!! http://www.wannabebigforums.com/show...=1#post1616109

    Progress pics of a cut using bodyweight only movements http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...45#post2405745

    Generally, if you read a piece of advice on the internet, assume it's wrong until proven otherwise. This applies especially to "conventional wisdom". -Belial

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    Man, I was pissed today. I left my workout planner at school and its gone. I had to get new record sheets and all that..what a pain in the ass...grr..
    But the good news is, I weighed in at 158.5 today.. so 3 lbs heavier than my last weigh in..i hope thats not too much at once.

    Todays workout was:

    Squat 3 x 135 - 10, 9 , 8
    Benchpress 3 x 175 - 10, 8, 7
    Lat pull down 3 x 120 - 12, 10, 8
    Shoulder press 3 x 115 - 10, 9 , 8
    Barbell curl 3 x 70 - 10, 7
    Dips Bodyweight x 2 - 22,15


    It was weird today. Dips were actually a little harder because I gained weight. So, I saw a reduction in reps, lol.

    Food intake was:

    Oatmeal


    Boost shake



    2 poptarts


    3 tablespoons peanut butter



    Large Mcdonalds double cheeseburger meal
    large fry
    coffee



    Ramen noodles
    2 glasses of milk
    4 tbsp peanut butter


    So, i was about 800 calories off of 4,000 today. I took a pretty big nap. Im thinking about guzzling down 2 more glasses of milk and 2 tbsp of peanut butter real quick before i go to bed.

    Do you think my bulking is too quick?
    First Bulk pics VS Starting pics, take a look!! http://www.wannabebigforums.com/show...=1#post1616109

    Progress pics of a cut using bodyweight only movements http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...45#post2405745

    Generally, if you read a piece of advice on the internet, assume it's wrong until proven otherwise. This applies especially to "conventional wisdom". -Belial

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    not to quick you might just want to clean it up a bit - i see you love yourself some mcdonalds
    Way down this road, in a gym far away, a young man was once heard to say, "I've repped high and I've repped low, No matter what I do my legs won't grow."

    He tried leg extensions, leg curls, and leg presses, too. Trying to cheat these sissy workouts he'd do. From the corner of the gym where the big men train, Through a cloud of chalk and the midst of pain.

    Where the big iron rides high and threatens lives, Where the noise is made with big forty fives. A deep voice bellowed as he wrapped his knees, A very big man with legs like trees.

    Laughing as he snatched another plate from the stack, Chalking his hands and monstrous back, Said "Boy stop lying and don't say you've forgotten, Trouble with you is you ain't been SQUATTIN"

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    Yea McDonalds has been an easy way to get 1,000+ calories. I probably should start cleaning up though. As i said in my post, i still have the same six pack when i flex like usual so im hoping this is muscle im gaining. But as far as general health goes, theres way too many saturated fats from mcdonalds, lol. So, im taking your guy's advice about preparing food on sundays. Plus with that job, i have to. I didnt record what i ate last night because i fell asleep and i cant remember what i ate for the life of me..but i did write the calories down..it was 3070. so a bit off of what i wanted but i still weighed in a pound heavier. anyways, about today...

    For my workouts on wed, I decided to scrap the leg press. I think it was putting alot of pressure on my lower back from arching and my knees as well. Plus, it was taking away from my deadlift. I might decide to throw some lunges in..not sure yet.

    Workout:

    Dumbell benchpress: 3 x 80's - 8 , 7 , 6
    Deadlift: 2 x 225 - 10, 8
    Chinup 1 x bodyweight - 13
    Supersetted with
    Dips 1 x 13 (stopped because i felt sick..supersetting was a bad idea after mcdonalds)

    Im able to add a third set to deadlifts now as well. I might look into buying some straps because i struggle with holding on to the bar sometimes because my hands are so sweaty. Ive always had warm hands..But i get to warm the girls up when its cold!

    Diet today was:

    Boost shake
    2 poptarts

    8 tbsp peanut butter


    large mcdonalds meal of 2 cheeseburgers
    large fry
    large coffee


    Half an arby's sandwhich (cheddar cheese)
    4 cups of coffee

    Bowl of chicken and dumplings..not sure about the cals here..there was chicken juice..mushrooms..peas..chicken..and the dough..so im guessing arond 500..it sure was tasty though!

    This puts me at about 3,000. Later tonight i have a mega pizza lunchable with 510 calories in it..and then im going to finish it off before sleep with a blueberry yogurt and 2 glasses of milk. So, with that in mind, I'll land my 4,000.

    Todays weigh in was 159.5. Very, very close to 160..I really wanna see the scale read that! Im way excited. 175 seems more reachable now..before i came to these forums..it seemed impossible..im 5'7 so its pretty heavy for my height. But with the advice ive gotten from these forums, ive gone way past my expectations. It seems as though ive wasted a lot of time reading all those iron mans..and flex's..
    First Bulk pics VS Starting pics, take a look!! http://www.wannabebigforums.com/show...=1#post1616109

    Progress pics of a cut using bodyweight only movements http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...45#post2405745

    Generally, if you read a piece of advice on the internet, assume it's wrong until proven otherwise. This applies especially to "conventional wisdom". -Belial

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    do you use fitday or somthing to track your calories im betting thats more than 4000 calories
    Way down this road, in a gym far away, a young man was once heard to say, "I've repped high and I've repped low, No matter what I do my legs won't grow."

    He tried leg extensions, leg curls, and leg presses, too. Trying to cheat these sissy workouts he'd do. From the corner of the gym where the big men train, Through a cloud of chalk and the midst of pain.

    Where the big iron rides high and threatens lives, Where the noise is made with big forty fives. A deep voice bellowed as he wrapped his knees, A very big man with legs like trees.

    Laughing as he snatched another plate from the stack, Chalking his hands and monstrous back, Said "Boy stop lying and don't say you've forgotten, Trouble with you is you ain't been SQUATTIN"

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    Nope. I use the back of the box :P The only thing i was unsure about that day was the chicken and dumplings. Other than that, its all on the back of the packages. But that chicken and dumplings coulda been more than 500. I tried using fitday..im not sure why, but, i had some trouble. I couldnt find specific things i was looking for like 2 whole eggs, bacon, toast as a meal ect. Maybe I should give it another try? I signed up for it and everything.
    First Bulk pics VS Starting pics, take a look!! http://www.wannabebigforums.com/show...=1#post1616109

    Progress pics of a cut using bodyweight only movements http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...45#post2405745

    Generally, if you read a piece of advice on the internet, assume it's wrong until proven otherwise. This applies especially to "conventional wisdom". -Belial

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    dont bother looking for whole meals just look for each individual item seperatly
    Way down this road, in a gym far away, a young man was once heard to say, "I've repped high and I've repped low, No matter what I do my legs won't grow."

    He tried leg extensions, leg curls, and leg presses, too. Trying to cheat these sissy workouts he'd do. From the corner of the gym where the big men train, Through a cloud of chalk and the midst of pain.

    Where the big iron rides high and threatens lives, Where the noise is made with big forty fives. A deep voice bellowed as he wrapped his knees, A very big man with legs like trees.

    Laughing as he snatched another plate from the stack, Chalking his hands and monstrous back, Said "Boy stop lying and don't say you've forgotten, Trouble with you is you ain't been SQUATTIN"

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    DIRTY bulking, hell yeah!
    2000 or bust

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    Yea, lol..dirty bulking alright. It should clean up a bit when i have to plan my crap on sundays because of my job/college together. Im gonna have to take another look at fitday. Im very excited tomorrow..its fridays workout! Theres suppose to be a snow storm here in michigan tonight though..and my little cavalier might have a hard time getting to my college's gym..but screw it-im gonna get there one way or another. I should be back to benching 225 for reps here pretty quick-and i am in a bit of hurry. Not in a negative way. also, my last weigh in was 159.5 so im hoping i break the 160 cap. Excited enough to take a picture of the scale i use, haha. (i wont really ) Didnt eat any mcdonalds today..savin money for my date saturday..weird story actually if anyone cares:

    I went to great clips in meijer..they had a sale and it was my first time there...the stylist that cut my hair seemed nice..well..i left and went home after my haircut and when i checked my myspace, she had found me on there and asked me on a date..it was weird, but very cool at the same time. So in a way, i owe her for a bit of the cleanliness of todays diet (not that it was perfect or anything) The funny thing is, she did a crappy job on my hair but i had to tell her it was great..she might know i dont like it when i wear a hat on my date!

    But anyways, here it is:

    Carnation shake (milk mixed with the packet)


    3 22 oz beers before class


    1 boost shake
    1 large bagel
    2 poptarts
    1 cup of coffee



    2 pieces of pizza
    glass of milk
    2 tbsp peanut butter




    Ramen noodles
    blue berry yogurt
    Cup of coffee
    Carnation shake




    2 tbsp peanut butter



    well, this puts me at 3250 calories..so about 800 off..Im NOT hungry in the elast bit..but it doesnt matter..im gonna pack it down. Sometimes i have trouble swalloing the food without gagging when im really full..whats helped me is to just chew my spoon fulls of peanut butter and wash it down with water as if i were taking a pill. I dont gag that way..i dont even feel like i ate when i do. Im just waiting for the time i try to swallow peanut butter without my water chaser and i puke it up..i dont want it to scar me from peanut butter..i imagine it would be NASTY..not that anyone wants to hear hat but..its my journal, so :P

    p.s
    I really think this online journal has been of great help. I know ppl will see it and make comments..so its like motivation there..i can slack in front of myself..but i really dont wanna slack in front of you guys..its almost like peer pressure and thats great!
    First Bulk pics VS Starting pics, take a look!! http://www.wannabebigforums.com/show...=1#post1616109

    Progress pics of a cut using bodyweight only movements http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...45#post2405745

    Generally, if you read a piece of advice on the internet, assume it's wrong until proven otherwise. This applies especially to "conventional wisdom". -Belial

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    What a pleasing day today..Im lucky-i made it to my gym even though there was a bunch of snow.

    Also, apparently, my gf read my post on this journal so she found out I had a date tomorrow..oops! So it looks like Im single again.

    I weighed in today at 161.5!! I was very excited about that.

    Training:

    Squat: 135 x 3 - 11,10,9
    Bench press: 185 x 3 - 9,7,5
    Pulldown: 125 x 3 - 11,9,8
    Shoulder press: 125 x 3 - 9,7,7
    Barbell curl: 70 x 2 - 12,7
    Dips: Bodyweight x 2 - 21,16

    Ive never curled so much..ever..so thats awsome for me. Bench is gettin there too..soon I'll be surpassing what i used to be i hope. I think the extra weight is whats helping my barbell curls..i used to work very hard on them and got very little progress.

    Diet today:

    3 pieces of pizza
    1 glass of milk


    1 carnation shake


    2 Philly steak and cheese sandwhiches
    4 servings of mashed potatoes


    6 tbsp peanut butter
    1 blueberry yogurt
    Boost shake


    That puts me at 2,900 calories if i calculated the pizza right..i estimated about 350 calories for 3 pieces. The rest is added exactly. So it looks like in a little bit here i will down some ramen noodles with 2 poptarts and hit about 3,700 or so.
    First Bulk pics VS Starting pics, take a look!! http://www.wannabebigforums.com/show...=1#post1616109

    Progress pics of a cut using bodyweight only movements http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...45#post2405745

    Generally, if you read a piece of advice on the internet, assume it's wrong until proven otherwise. This applies especially to "conventional wisdom". -Belial

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