joh408's Longterm Quest for Fitness
- 06-18-2013, 07:48 PM
- 06-18-2013, 07:56 PM
Just a little background:
I joined this website a while back but didn't post up until November 2012. I had gotten lazy with training and diet. I ballooned up to 205 lbs mostly fat and wanted to get in better shape. Reading these forums and actually finding a program to train off of rather than just going to the gym and doing the same exercises (mostly upper body, didn't squat for a year, never deadlifted) has helped tremendously and I have made strides towards my goals I would have never imagined.
November 2012 - 205 lbs
June 2013 - 165 lbs
Now I am working towards dialing in those abs and then come September I will be embarking on my first bulk to try to add some lean mass. This was my first cut so it took a lot longer than most other people who have been in the game for a bit. I still consider it successful as I learned what my body responds to training and diet wise. Looking forward to continuing this pursuit of fitness.Justin
06-19-2013, 11:15 AM
Nice work man! That's a pretty big loss for that amount of time. Sounds like you've got some good goals and motivation is definitely there so keep kicking ass!
06-20-2013, 02:08 AM
Thanks for the comments and joining in on my log Nick! Hope to keep this going for a long time
06-20-2013, 02:16 AM
SL5x5 Week 5 Day A W5DA
Squats 5x5 @ 210 lbs
Bench 5x5 @ 125 lbs
BB Row 5x5 @125
Feeling good. Went to the pool after and just chilled. Watched the game tonight and then hit 24hr for a little cardio
06-20-2013, 03:57 AM
06-20-2013, 06:02 AM
Thanks for joining! I'll try to keep it as interesting as possible
06-20-2013, 06:54 AM
Nice little weight loss & transformation there from the pics. Good work and simple little routine to focus on.
Remember too, if you are consistently adding weight to your sets over W/O's, (especially those big ones) you should be adding lean mass most likely, especially if you are more of a novice and have gaining room.
And adding mass slowly overtime might be a little more stable and lasting, than thinking bulk, cut, bulk, cut.
06-20-2013, 04:55 PM
Thanks for joining Paul! Ill definitely be taking it a step at a time. If I continue to keep adding weight on my lifts and add on some muscle mass I am gonna ride that out as long as I can
06-21-2013, 06:51 PM
Squat 5x5 @ 215
OHP 5x5 @ 100
Deadlift 3x5 @145
Thinking about bumping my deadlifts up to around 225 but I'm not sure if that will hinder the slow progress. I was pulling 275x8 while doing 5/3/1 about a month and a half ago so I'm not sure how to go about this.
06-22-2013, 12:28 PM
06-22-2013, 06:08 PM
06-24-2013, 04:28 PM
06-24-2013, 05:19 PM
06-24-2013, 05:22 PM
Sorry guys, been away from a computer quite a bit this past weekend so I didn't get to update. Didn't get any lifts in on the weekend but kept up on some cardio, walking/biking around a decent amount. Today I have men's league hockey at 8:30 and then I'm gonna hit the gym after! Oh ya and I won the USPLabs OEProtein/AP contest so I should have that coming in the mail soon. Good thing since I have been using some terrible protein haha. Can't wait to try it out!
06-24-2013, 09:04 PM
06-24-2013, 10:03 PM
It's men's league hockey so it's more for fun than an actual workout. Still go hard but it's not like the season when I go all out.
06-25-2013, 03:13 PM
Last nights lift:
Squat 5x5 @ 220 lbs
Bench 5x5 @ 130 lbs
Rows 5x5 @ 130 lbs
Weighed in this morning at 169 lbs. Not bad considering my abs are more defined and I've been eating more now. Only supps I am taking right now are Alpha T-2 (old version) twice a day, ALC CLA 2 pills waking and 2 pills before bed, Slinsane v2 before bed and Creatrona. No preworkouts right now. I kinda like not having to take a preworkout drink but will probably resume with Enhanced in a couple lifts since I went through my second tub of Powermax.
06-28-2013, 03:03 PM
Squat 5x5 @225
OHP 5x5 @100*
Deadlift 3x5 @155
*Didn't feel comfortable going up to 105 after sleeping wrong on my shoulder
Feeling good still. I'll try to update this with pics in the next few days. Gonna be taking a few days off next week for the 4th of July and helping my brother move into his new house in Vail. Might get a lift in Sunday just to keep up pace
06-30-2013, 01:58 PM
07-01-2013, 06:36 PM
Got a GVT style workout in yesterday. Quick and easy. Supersetted bb bench 10x10 with tricep pushdowns 10x10. Huge pump, felt good. Spent today moving my brother and his friends into their new place. Little bit of labor never hurt. Trying to see if I can workout at a hotel gym where one of them works
07-02-2013, 12:22 PM
Never tried the GVT program. Can imagine the pump to be insane
I'll test it next week. Maybe barbell bench press super set with barbell bent over rows.
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07-02-2013, 02:39 PM
07-02-2013, 03:23 PM
I 'll try the GVT next week...just to see what it feels like( I have a pretty good idea that it will feel great)
If I remember it correctly it is supposed to be 10sets of 10reps? 2 exercises as superset.
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07-08-2013, 12:34 AM
Lacrosse is a great sport and its gaining popularity in the US. Hopefully that extends to Europe. This tournament is a huge event drawing a lot of the best division 1 NCAA players and some pros. The final today was basically an allstar game. My friends team won in double OT.
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