Much Needed 90 Days
- 11-14-2011, 06:48 AM
Much Needed 90 Days
Hello, I have been on and off reading the forums. I used to have a passion for training and getting leaner but lately I have been busy with work and eating dozens of Krispy Kremes or buffets here in Japan. All I have passion for is food these days. I eat when I am stressed and depressed. I have reached an all time low and am in need to get back to shape. I think the final straw was that I couldnt breath when tying my shoelaces. I made a journal and calander. I will pull a numer each day so I can have a daily reminder. I was on vacation in Hawaii and I met Adam Hanes of USPLabs I am grateful for his help and advice I now need to follow it. I will be at the same time logging some USP Products to see how far it can take me. I hope to get back to shape really soon. This is just a personal log for myself, I bought the USP Labs supplements with my own money and this will be an unsponsored log. Products, AP, Powerful, Prime, and OxyElite pro.
Here are the embarrasing before pictures.
28% Bodyfat at 228lbs
Here is day 1 and 89 more days to go! Here's to a new, healthy, and rewarding life.
- 11-14-2011, 11:43 PM
Brah you still looking LARGE AND IN CHARGE!!
Nice on the USPLabs stuff. I am interested in their new C20. You should see if they'd be willing to let you do some transformation log with it!
Would be nuts!
And we lifting this weekend! Make sure you can come out!RecoverBro ELITE
- 11-15-2011, 03:01 AM
Subbed, good luck with the transformation.
11-15-2011, 03:36 AM
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Here is my log bro. Also in my sig. Check it out when you can.
11-15-2011, 07:11 AM
Thanks warsteiner, mattrag! I am gonna do this. 2nd day into conditioning was pretty diffcult. Only 88 more days to go!
I had to rush through a lunch time 45 minute chest shoulder workout.
I ended the day eating about 1600 calories. I will start to do a detaled diet log I just need to get on it. What are some of your thoughts on casein at night for dieting. Should I be fasting for GH release or is it ok?
Flat Bench Press
225 x 5
255 x5 3 sets
Flat dumbell press 110db x 5 4 set
Dumbell shoulder press 80lb db x 5 3 sets
3 sets at 110lbs..
Super quick 45 minute workout and job to and from school ( about a 10 minute) leisurely jog.
11-15-2011, 07:17 AM
If you are taking Powerfull just before bed then you will need to steer clear of carbs for about 60 mins before and after. A small amount of carbs (<10 grams) should be ok. Proteins and fats are ok with Powerfull, it's just the carbs you need to be careful with.
The first few days are going to be hard work getting back into the training but by the end of week 2 you should find it easier and should also start to notice some body changes with the diet/training.
11-15-2011, 07:30 AM
Thanks a bunch... I am giving my body about a week to get used to being on a diet. I have always kinda been in the weight room but I need to get consistent with nutrition and good strength programming. Thanks for all the help and the support from you and everyone else on this site. In a week Ill add the powerful , prime, ap, yok3d ..
11-15-2011, 07:44 AM
A good thing to do is clear your house of all the cheat stuff... lol
I wish there was fat free cream cheese here so we could make the Layne Norton cheese cake... sigh...
Good job though, first 2 days DONE.
11-15-2011, 08:49 AM
good luck man, stick with it and kill it
11-15-2011, 04:38 PM
Hey bro Matt linked me over here. Your huge ! You musta been a big guy before when you were leaner even? I can see you have a good base in there. Back looks huge. I'll be watching and you can check out my log if you want.
11-15-2011, 05:03 PM
11-15-2011, 05:26 PM
Thanks for the support countryliftin. I usually give up when I get busy but with Matt here and our Saturday pr and whole body powerlifting day I should be in go a wild ride. Thanks again Matt and country and I will subscribe to the logs .Originally Posted by mattrag
11-15-2011, 06:32 PM
Should be fun.
After that Im starting a 5 day routine buddy. Hoping the mass amount of adaptogens Im taking (Cheap stuff though, ashawanda and liver supps), can help me from OT'ing and burning out b4 I start the goods.
11-15-2011, 06:39 PM
No doubt in my mind matt! haha. and thanks bro! im here for you too just not in person haha. I know how it is. I hate being not motivated and not having my lifting partner anymore... I might have a new one here though who will push me if he will get his *** in the gym.
11-16-2011, 06:54 AM
Back and biceps day Still hammering out my diet but ended the day around 2200 calories.
Deadlift 225 x8
365x5 2 seta
445x1 tried to see if it was a fluke lol..
Pullups 5 sets x5
Hammer strength row 4 45s each side 3 sets
Close grip pull downs 200lbs x 3 sets.
Preacher curls machine 80 lbs 8 reps haha sounds so light !! 3 sets
Felt like a good workout but I should have done some cardio!!
11-16-2011, 06:59 AM
11-16-2011, 08:18 AM
Damn your strong, now time to get chiseled.
11-18-2011, 01:04 AM
Yesterday was a bad day lots of Korean food at a Korean theme party .. Today is cardio just interval training 40 minutes.
11-18-2011, 01:25 AM
Nice. I love Korean food. Interval for 40 mins is long bro. Good work.Originally Posted by Manko Oyaji
11-19-2011, 06:37 PM
Yesterdays workout was just 3 big lifts deadlift at 225 x8
315 x 5
405x5 (almost fell on my face wearing different shoes )
445 x3 not very good form .
315 x 5
First workout with a bunch of my friends and was nice to be back into a routine..
Messing with IF .. I have to really watch these cheat weekends. Haha I think I'll write down what I need to eat before hand an cook meals also I should probably limit my cheats.. Well see how it goes.
11-19-2011, 06:41 PM
11-19-2011, 07:38 PM
Haha no need the Vids!! I almost fell on my face hah and I look like a fatty with bad form ..Originally Posted by mattrag
11-19-2011, 08:28 PM
Fricken strong though... Man you not even that fat. Weekly progress is what we need.Originally Posted by Manko Oyaji
4 weeks. Then we start the madness. I'm ordering some tt33. Shift is working too well for David. I want some 3,3.
11-20-2011, 06:03 PM
Good work man ! You are strong. Kill it Bro. And don't worry about lookin like bad form. I had a guy tell mey back was curved slightly too much when maxing 515 on deads. Still got it thought. Just make sure the form is right. Dont worry how it looks listen to your body.Originally Posted by Manko Oyaji
11-21-2011, 03:55 AM
405x5 2 sets from here I used wraps
495 x 5 (kinda crappy)
20 plates 8 reps
26 plates 6 reps
26 plates 6 reps
26 reps 4.5 reps
Leg curl and calf presses on leg press
140 lbs/ 16 plates 8 reps
150 lbs /16 plates 8 reps
150 lbs /16 plates 8 reps
150 lbs /16 plates 8 reps
4 sets racked for 6 reps
Small kind ab work haha
All in all a good workout .. Experimenting with a 18 hour fast with fasted training not bad and I'm not so hungry .. Probaly got to drink protein to make up my protein numbers cals are about 800 at this moment with 3 shakes to go .
11-21-2011, 05:40 AM
11-21-2011, 05:55 AM
Man thanks for posting but the form is quite horrible and I need a better belt for next week.. Also I'm gonna squat first next week since I need to rotate the lifts cause each one will suffer .. My squat is not so pretty not even quarters hahaha.Originally Posted by mattrag
11-21-2011, 05:57 AM
Yea. I just did a squat routine now. Up to doubles with 275. That's the heaviest I can go now. Must still be blasted from Saturday. Man. You strong bro. Squats again today....Originally Posted by Manko Oyaji
11-21-2011, 06:56 AM
11-21-2011, 08:19 AM
I need these guys to get me back into shape... I think I'm gonna have to just suck it up and workout in the cold. Cold weather is like -50 to strength.... Haha. Damn. These guys are like +5000 to all stats though. I'll update my workout log later but pulled 315 for 8Originally Posted by Onlychevy6
11-21-2011, 08:34 AM
Anybody who is cool with Mattrag is ok by me. In (Moving some BEAST poundages there, most impressive!)
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11-21-2011, 09:27 AM
just take your skirt off and pretend your rocky in russia. Lol.Originally Posted by mattrag
11-21-2011, 10:22 AM
"THE DARK SIDE"
11-21-2011, 12:28 PM
Good on ya mate for getting back into lifting! I'll be subbed to see how it works out for you.
11-21-2011, 03:36 PM
FYI... I will never go for heavier reps than 315Lbs on dead-lifts ever again, unless I am able to get that weight for more than 15 reps, just not worth the injury and the unnecessary strain/stress to my joints, ligaments, & tendonds!
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11-21-2011, 04:13 PM
On a slightly off topic, Scotty have you found out anymore about the FinaFlex new PH? lol
11-21-2011, 04:17 PM
Huh? Ruh row... What you talking about willis.Originally Posted by mattrag
11-21-2011, 04:18 PM
Back looks thick as hell.
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11-21-2011, 04:20 PM
11-21-2011, 04:22 PM
Woe holy moly I just realized that of all the post I have read with bbg posting he is a white guy. Lol or am I missing something?Originally Posted by BigBlackGuy
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