I'm back bishes

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  1. Cool I'm back bishes

    About Me:

    I'm newer to this forum and look forward to keeping track of my log and following others as they progress towards their personal goals with fitness. I've been away for over a year due to injuries. Thank God for muscle memory because I'm getting back what I lost QUICK. I look forward to blowing through all of my old PR's in no time.

    Link to my old log: 5/3/1, Half Marathons, PHAT, etc etc. - Beast Mode

    A little about me and how I got started in this lifestyle. I've been a golfer all my life. The weight room was never somewhere I needed to spend my time. I started lifting when I was around 22 years old as a way to get back into shape and lose a little bit of weight. I've always been active and involved in sports; basketball, football, baseball, golf, and tennis. With "fitness" I had a late start and started lifting about 2.5 years ago in the spare bedroom of my apartment, hittin' up the bench press and curls about 3 times a week. It was the exact model of a confused newb's plan, didn't squat or deadlift, very little back work, no shoulder work, just worked the guns and chest. Then I went to college nearly 4-5 years ago, and hit up the weight room there. The equipment was somewhat limited but I had plenty of barbells, db's, and power racks to do work. Still wasn't doing any leg work or deadlifts though. Fast forwarding to around April or May of 09', I finally got a gym membership and started getting really serious about putting on size and strength. Now I want to just get into the best shape that I can be in.


    Will be fluctuating over time. Currently going for a recomp/caloric deficit. I'll be posting macros and details on this as I progress and start to get lower with my calories. At this point I'm eating 3k calories and losing weight so I don't feel the need to track my diet. But this will change.

    The numbers vary just depending on how I feel, progress, and whether its a rest day or training day.


    Currently PHAT. I'll do this for at least 3-4 months to get a good idea of how it works for me. I've never used it long enough to give it a fair judgement. Then I'll be transitioning to 5/3/1 as I start to cut down to the low teens and high single digit BF%.

    I do lots of cardio. When I was out of the gym due to injuries I ran 2 half marathons. I love running and quite frankly, I could care less if it impacts my strength levels. I do it for the enjoyment and overall health/well being benefits. This will include endurance work, sprints, hiking, skiing, etc.


    Keep progressing with the weights. Long term goals are: bench 275, squat 315, dead 405. Run another half marathon in under 2 hours. Do 25 pull ups. Hit single digit BF%. Pretty easy right?

    Welcome to the log. Reps to followers. Link me to your log if you have one, I'd love to follow along. I'm new to the forums and will be on here almost daily. I accept any and all criticism and suggestions, speak your mind if you see something I could be doing better/different!

  2. Tomorrow is day for this log. I'll give an update on how the last month has been, I've basically gone from bench and squatting the bar to about 225 bench and 250 squat. Squat is lower due to the cardio/endurance running (me thinks).

  3. I see you've been here since '09. Welcome back and good luck with your fitness goals.

  4. I member u
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  5. in on this man! best of luck with your new goals!

  6. Went for a run with sprints, about 3 miles.

    Took my 2 dogs (my running partners) along. I'll have to get some video up of us running. They're beast on the runs. Helps push me to go faster and longer

    Quote Originally Posted by gokix811 View Post
    I see you've been here since '09. Welcome back and good luck with your fitness goals.
    I'm an OG

    Do you keep a workout journal on here?

    Quote Originally Posted by FL3X MAGNUM View Post
    I member u

    Quote Originally Posted by capo180 View Post
    in on this man! best of luck with your new goals!

  7. Solid workout. Strength is slowly but surely coming back. All of these sets are short of failure. The main goal is to stimulate the muscle and prepare my joints and tendons for growth.

    Upper Hypertrophy

    Incline DB Press

    40 x 12, 45 x 12, 50 x 15

    HS Chest Press

    140 x 6, 110 x 10, 90 x 11

    Hammer Strength Hi-Lat Rows (SS with slow/controlled push-ups)

    140 x 12 (10), 140 x 12 (7), 140 x 12 (8)

    Seated Cable Rows (SS with DB shoulder press)

    100 x 15, 100 x 12, 100 x 11

    DB Shoulder Press

    40 x 12, 40 x 10, 40 x 8

    Straight Bar Cable Tricep Pressdowns

    35 x 20, 35 x 20, 35 x 15

    DB Hammer Curls

    20 x 20, 20 x 14, 20 x 15

    The pump at the end was a beautiful feeling

  8. Nice numbers on the hammer rows.
    Those things get me every time.
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  9. First lame workout in the last month and a half of working out again. Did 4 great sets of leg press for hypertrophy along with a couple sets of hack squats and petered off quickly. I was draggin a$$ heading to the gym. Work has been insane as we implement SAP this week to replace our legacy systems. For anyone that has had to experience this you know what I'm talking about

    Fortunately the weekend is almost here and a 3 day weekend. I think I got enough done today to stimulate some growth.

    Time to relax and watch the Browns kick some butt

    Leg press: 3 PPS x 15, 4 PPS x 12, 10, 10
    HS Hack Squat: 1 PPS x 15, 2 PPS x 12

    Quote Originally Posted by FL3X MAGNUM View Post
    Nice numbers on the hammer rows.
    Those things get me every time.
    Thanks man..love the pump and feeling I get with these.

  10. Haha the browns aren't looking too good tonight..

  11. Quote Originally Posted by capo180 View Post
    Haha the browns aren't looking too good tonight..
    We won lol

  12. Lets hope they can do something this season! Haha.

  13. Quote Originally Posted by capo180 View Post
    Lets hope they can do something this season! Haha.
    Browns fan too??? Not many of us around these parts


    This vid makes me wanna do some sprints tomorrow

    Strength is rising. Start my diet and calorie counting tomorrow. Will be grilling out lots of chicken and veggies, more info to come regarding my macros. I'm looking to drop 30 lbs or so and get to low teens/high single digit bf% by next spring.

    Upper Power

    Flat BB Press

    205 x 5, 205 x 5, 205 x 5, 205 x 4, 205 x 3

    HS Incline Chest incline bb was taken

    160 x 10, 180 x 7, 180 x 4

    Standing DB Shoulder Press

    45 x 12

    Pendlay Rows (SS with BB clean n press)

    135 x 5 (70 x 12), 185 x 5 (70 x 8), 185 x 5 (70 x 5), 185 x 5 (standing BB press 70 x 15)


    25 reps

    CG Flat BB Press

    135 x 12, 145 x 6, 145 x 5

  14. Good energy today, lifts went great. Had to really pace myself between sets to not do them too quickly without adequate rest periods. On power days I'm really trying to take my time and go for 4-5 minute rest periods in order to move max weight. On hypertrophy days I do 1 minute or less.

    Endurance was noticeable on the sprints. Killed it today. The sprints were done with my wife and 2 dogs on an old football field, great cardio sesh.

    Lower Power


    235 x 5, 235 x 5, 235 x 5, 235 x 5, 245 x 5


    135 x 5, 225 x 5, 275 x 5, 295 x 5, 315 x 5


    10 sets, 1 minute rest periods between sets

    1 set= 40 yd jog, 50 yd sprint (max effort), 50 yd jog

  15. yeah man. Cleveland born and raised!

    good work!
    i need to hit some sprints soon..

  16. Rest day today. Back and Shoulders Hypertrophy tomorrow morning before work. Diets been on point, hoping to see some early results in the coming weeks.

  17. Key stats....227 starting weight. I'm guessing about 5-10 lbs of this is water weight. When I get to 195-200 I should be pretty lean.

    Macros for the next 3-4 weeks will be 2500-2750 cals (300 g protein). Once I hit my protein for the day the rest of the cals are filled in with carbs or fat, preferably I'll be closer to a moderate carb lower fat diet. I'll be using this to gauge where my maintenance is. Once I establish this then I will have a better idea of what I need to do to start dropping fat.

    Good session. I definitely prefer my power days but it was nice to go a little heavier with shoulders. After a year off for shoulder impingement I'm lucky to be back at 135 for the press already. Hoping to get this up to 185 soon.

    15 minutes of cardio after the lifting. Got some "before" pics that I'll be posting in here eventually. I want to get to at least 8 weeks in that diet before I start to look for the progress. So far I'm seeing it in the mirror but I'm going for an insane transformation, good or even great won't do

    Back and Shoulders Hypertrophy

    Military Press

    95 x 5, 115 x 5, 135 x 5

    DB Lateral Raises

    20 x 15, 20 x 12

    Rear Delt Raise

    20 x 15, 20 x 12

    Lat Pulldowns

    120 x 12, 140 x 10, 160 x 8

    DB Rows

    60 x 12, 60 x 12

    Lat PD's with Rope Attachment

    100 x 10, 85 x 10

    Cardio on the Dreadmill

    15 minutes @ 3.2 speed
    1 minute @ 6 incline, 1 minute @ 12 incline (alternating this for the 15 minutes)

  18. Hit legs hypertrophy yesterday and took a much needed cheat day (high carbs).

    Today started off as a great workout and then I got a call from my wife to come home to unlock the door (she forgot her key) fuuuuuuuuuuuu

    Like I said, workout was going awesome. Short rest periods and slow rep periods to get the burn n' pump going. Felt huge in the gym today. BUT then I had to cut out short.

    Chest Hypertrophy

    Incline DB

    50 x 12, 50 x 12, 50 x 10

    Flat DB

    50 x 8, 50 x 10, 50 x 8

    Flat DB Flyes

    30 x 12, 30 x 10, 30 x 10

  19. Man that sucks. I hate having to cut a good day short.

  20. Quote Originally Posted by capo180 View Post
    Man that sucks. I hate having to cut a good day short.
    Agreed. But it turns out I actually got plenty out of the workout, I was pretty sore yesterday in my chest.

  21. Today was amazing. Upper body power. After over a year off I am back and better than I was before my injury break!

    Upper Power

    Flat DB Press

    90 x 5, 100 x 5, 100 x 5, 100 x 5, 100 x 4, 100 x 3

    DB Incline

    80 x 4


    BW x 20 then BB Incline (135 x 6)

    One Arm Shoulder DB Press

    40 x 12, 40 x 8, 35 x 10
    barbell: 70 x 15

    Pendlay Rows

    135 x 5, 185 x 5, 160 x 5, 170 x 5, 175 x 5

    Pull ups

    25 total: 8, 5,5,4,3

    Close grip Bench laying in the power rack- essentially a close grip board press (complete stop at the bottom)

    135 x 14, 185 x 2, 160 x 4, 135 x 5

    EZ-bar Curls

    bar + 25's x 10, 6, 9

    Another cheat day

  22. Went to the gym for lower power and had to leave after 2 sets of squats. Tweaked my back with 255. Did the first set for 5 and the second for only 4 before I had to stop on the second set. I should have been using my belt. The belt keeps my form good in the hole, where I have a tendency to round my back. Some of it's flexibility but I'm actually pretty flexible since the last year when I was out injured, I did lots of yoga/pilates while running long distance (dam that sounds ghey lol).

    Going to hit lower power on Wed if my back feels okay by then. Part of it's also going back to my golfing days when I put a lot of stress on my lower back.

  23. Fell of my logging for a bit. I've been hitting it hard still in the gym. This weekend was my power days, Sat- Upper and Today- Lower

    Yesterday's upper I hit bench and pendlay.

    Bench: 215 x 4, 210 x 5, 210 x 5, 215 x 5, 215 x 5
    Pendlay: 175 x 5, 185 x 5, 195 x 5

    Today's workout:

    BB Squat

    260 x 5
    260 x 5
    275 x 5
    275 x 5
    285 x 5


    315 x 5, 225 x 10

    Short and sweet. My high volume days are on Tues-Thursday. Here I just focus on getting stronger.

    Starting Weight stats as of 9/14:

    Weight: 227
    BF%: 23
    LBM: 174

    Weight- doesn't really matter, but probably around 195
    BF%: 10-12

    This equates to roughly 40 lbs of weight loss when its all said and done. I've set an initial goal of reaching around 13% BF in 4-5 months and then I'll reevaluate and see what it will take to get to 10%. At that point I'd like to reverse diet and maintain that level, something I've never been able to do. I like food too much

  24. good work man, nice to hear your still killing it in the gym.

    less is more with power days, always!

    best of luck with the weight loss man!


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