Finally back in the gym / I'm going to appreciate my progress thread :-)

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  1. Finally back in the gym / I'm going to appreciate my progress thread :-)


    Okay, the title says it all. The last time I touched weights was about 7 months ago. And, even before then, I've been 1-2 months in, 4-6 months out, repeat, since Halloween 2005 (I remember specifically because of an event).

    The past few years I've been trying to figure out why I can't bring myself to get back in the gym and stay there. And, simply put, its because I didn't appreciate the progress I was making. I was never satisfied, and that's a very destructive outlook IMHO. So, here I am. I'm at a very busy time in my life, but I'm starting back up anyway because I think its finally that time for me. I don't think I'll be trying to make any all time personal records anytime soon, but I don't care. I just want take care of myself, and receive the mental and physical health benefits associated with the training.

    Some all time bests for reference:
    ----------------------------------------
    * Bench: Estimate of 400-420 (was capable of getting 350+ for reps at the time, but never maxed b/c I was afraid of my wrists giving on me).
    * Squat: Estimate of about 450 (was repping 370+, but I never maxed b/c I'm a wuss and I really didn't keep up on my squats like I should).
    * Deadlift: 500lbs (I stopped doing these after about 3 months. One day of heavy deads would fatigue me for a week).
    * Curls: 135lbs for reps on EZ barbell.

    My current strength is very pathetic in comparison

    Currents stats
    ------------------
    Height: 5'10"
    Weight: 210 last I checked.
    BF%: I'd guess its around 20+.
    Arms (flexed): 16 1/8"
    Chest: 48"
    Shoulders: 55"
    Quads: 26"
    Calves: 16 1/4"
    Waist: 37.5" (approx)

    Current diet
    --------------
    Nothing too special. I'm just trying to eat half way decent, and get in sufficient cals for "me". Right now on my workout days I'll be getting around 3200 and non workout days around 2800.

    Yesterday's breakdown
    P 273g
    C 351g
    F 80g

    Mostly dairy, eggs, turkey, protein powders, grapefruit, bananas, and some other boloney.

    Training Method
    -------------------
    Chest/Shoulders/Tris
    Back/Bis/(forearms)
    OFF
    Quads/Hams/Calves
    Chest/Shoulder/Tris
    OFF
    Back/Bis/Forearms
    Quad/Hams/Calves
    OFF

    REPEAT

    Take an extra couple of days off when I need it.
    Last edited by kwyckemynd00; 05-21-2008 at 06:47 AM.


  2. First day in the gym
    -----------------------

    Didn't record actual exercises, so I'll just summarize.

    Didn't feel like getting my ego crushed on the flat bench, so I used a hammer bench. 225 for reps felt very heavy on flat hammer (3 sets), and 185 on incline hammer (3 sets). Used a shoulder press machine (2 sets), and did side laterals with 17.5lbs (2 sets). It was amazing... the first lifts of the day that I made felt relatively easy, but my muscles fatigued so quickly I couldn't believe it! Literally after about 4-6 reps into my workout I was fatigued like I couldn't believe.


    Second day in the gym
    --------------------------
    Seated rows (3 sets), lat pulldowns (3 sets performed at a lower weight than a guy half my size, lol), hyper extensions + 25lbs (3 sets), preacher curls with 75lbs (very heavy, 3 sets), then machine curls (3 sets).


    Overall:
    ---------
    Okay, I'm so freaking sore I can't believe it. I woke up three times last night in pain, and it took me forever to get dressed and shower. "Ouch". I'm very weak, but I think the fatigue was a larger factor in my low numbers than my actual power, so I'm not too worried about it.
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  3. What's your lifting schedules bro? Chest/shoulders on one day, Back/Bis another, what's day three and four gonna look like?

    Oh yeah, subbed.
    Last edited by SilentBob187; 05-17-2008 at 12:19 AM. Reason: subbed
    "I am legally blind and if I can Squat,deadlift and over all get myself to the gym then anyone can get their a$$ in gear and get strong!!" - malleus25
    WHITE WHALE!

  4. Right now I'm going to rotate like this, with relatively low volumes:

    Chest/Shoulders/Tris
    Back/Bis/(forearms)
    OFF
    Quads/Hams/Calves
    Chest/Shoulder/Tris
    OFF
    Back/Bis/Forearms
    Quad/Hams/Calves
    OFF

    REPEAT

    I'll probably throw in about 10-15 mins of cardio after most sessions.

  5. im in gluck man stick with it will ya

  6. Hey, long time no talk! You're looking bigger, man!

  7. Quote Originally Posted by kwyckemynd00 View Post
    Hey, long time no talk! You're looking bigger, man!
    old pic lol, but im same size, prob still less muscle wise since i cant push big numbers, but no biggie i leave my ego home

  8. Quote Originally Posted by nycste View Post
    old pic lol, but im same size, prob still less muscle wise since i cant push big numbers, but no biggie i leave my ego home
    Well, at least it looks like you push big numbers.

    Mine's an old pic, too! I may try to get some current pics so I can track my progress... but its bound to be pretty embarassing

  9. Gotta love glycogen + muscle memory. Since Wednesday my arms are up 1/2" to 16 5/8" from 16 1/8".

    Gonna do legs today in a while, will report in. I'm gonna take it really easy though b/c i need to use my legs!

  10. Quote Originally Posted by kwyckemynd00 View Post
    Gotta love glycogen + muscle memory. Since Wednesday my arms are up 1/2" to 16 5/8" from 16 1/8".

    Gonna do legs today in a while, will report in. I'm gonna take it really easy though b/c i need to use my legs!
    take everything easy, just cuz it feels great doesnt mean your body is ready for what your about to do !

    keepup da good work big guy
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  11. Quote Originally Posted by kwyckemynd00 View Post
    Okay, the title says it all. The last time I touched weights was about 7 months ago. And, even before then, I've been 1-2 months in, 4-6 months out, repeat, since Halloween 2005 (I remember specifically because of an event).

    The past few years I've been trying to figure out why I can't bring myself to get back in the gym and stay there. And, simply put, its because I didn't appreciate the progress I was making. I was never satisfied, and that's a very destructive outlook IMHO. So, here I am. I'm at a very busy time in my life, but I'm starting back up anyway because I think its finally that time for me. I don't think I'll be trying to make any all time personal records anytime soon, but I don't care. I just want take care of myself, and receive the mental and physical health benefits associated with the training.

    Some all time bests for reference:
    ----------------------------------------
    * Bench: Estimate of 400-420 (was capable of getting 350+ for reps at the time, but never maxed b/c I was afraid of my wrists giving on me).
    * Squat: Estimate of about 450 (was repping 370+, but I never maxed b/c I'm a wuss and I really didn't keep up on my squats like I should).
    * Deadlift: 500lbs (I stopped doing these after about 3 months. One day of heavy deads would fatigue me for a week).
    * Curls: 135lbs for reps on EZ barbell.
    I read these as your current lifts. That would have been quite impressive!

    As it stands, I am pretty unimpressed with your bests given the wider context of the sh!t you talk. I have you handily beat in all except bench @ 170. Anyway, now you have motivation to smash through your plateaus on your way past me.

    I suppose this is my way of saying good luck, fatty!

    -Mullicious subbed.

  12. Quote Originally Posted by nycste View Post
    take everything easy, just cuz it feels great doesnt mean your body is ready for what your about to do !

    keepup da good work big guy
    Yeah, I changed my mind. I'm skipping the gym today. Need to give myself one more day to recover from my other two workouts.

  13. Quote Originally Posted by Mulletsoldier View Post
    I read these as your current lifts. That would have been quite impressive!

    As it stands, I am pretty unimpressed with your bests given the wider context of the sh!t you talk. I have you handily beat in all except bench @ 170. Anyway, now you have motivation to smash through your plateaus on your way past me.

    I suppose this is my way of saying good luck, fatty!

    -Mullicious subbed.
    Mullet-BS-Translator 2000 report:

    "Mullet thinks to self: I always have to lie to make friends, so, lets exaggerate all my lifts two-fold in order to pad my 'e-go'. Oh, shoot! ... Even doubling my bench leaves me under his all time best. What do I do now? Well, I can't triple my lifts because its mullet policy to commit myself to a position and not change course, no matter what! "

    Anyway, thanks for the well wishes. And, I'm sorry to see that, despite your stalwart efforts, you're still built like a teacup chihuahua.

    P.S. I only talk trash to you b/c I <3 joo. And, congrats on your lifts

  14. Quote Originally Posted by kwyckemynd00 View Post
    Mullet-BS-Translator 2000 report:

    "Mullet thinks to self: I always have to lie to make friends, so, lets exaggerate all my lifts two-fold in order to pad my 'e-go'. Oh, shoot! ... Even doubling my bench leaves me under his all time best. What do I do now? Well, I can't triple my lifts because its mullet policy to commit myself to a position and not change course no matter what! "

    Anyway, thanks for the well wishes. And, I'm sorry to see that, despite your stalwart efforts, your still built like a teacup chihuahua.

    P.S. I only talk trash to you b/c I <3 joo. And, congrats on your lifts
    i feel the love here, id love to talk smack but im way outta my league here

  15. Quote Originally Posted by Mulletsoldier View Post
    I read these as your current lifts. That would have been quite impressive!

    As it stands, I am pretty unimpressed with your bests given the wider context of the sh!t you talk. I have you handily beat in all except bench @ 170. Anyway, now you have motivation to smash through your plateaus on your way past me.

    I suppose this is my way of saying good luck, fatty!

    -Mullicious subbed.
    AHHHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I'm so glad you don't follow my logs often, it'd be too easy for ya. lol
    "I am legally blind and if I can Squat,deadlift and over all get myself to the gym then anyone can get their a$$ in gear and get strong!!" - malleus25
    WHITE WHALE!

  16. Quote Originally Posted by kwyckemynd00 View Post
    Mullet-BS-Translator 2000 report:

    "Mullet thinks to self: I always have to lie to make friends, so, lets exaggerate all my lifts two-fold in order to pad my 'e-go'. Oh, shoot! ... Even doubling my bench leaves me under his all time best. What do I do now? Well, I can't triple my lifts because its mullet policy to commit myself to a position and not change course, no matter what! "

    Anyway, thanks for the well wishes. And, I'm sorry to see that, despite your stalwart efforts, your still built like a teacup chihuahua.

    P.S. I only talk trash to you b/c I <3 joo. And, congrats on your lifts
    Aww, pookie, don't lash out. It must be disappointing to be fat, arrogant, and weak! Getting smashed in all your lifts by a teacup chihuaha is a pretty big letdown.

    I guess in spite (or maybe because of?) your best efforts you're still built like the stay-puft Marshmallow Man.

    Nips away!


  17. Quote Originally Posted by Mulletsoldier View Post
    Aww, pookie, don't lash out. It must be disappointing to be fat, arrogant, and weak! Getting smashed in all your lifts by a teacup chihuaha is a pretty big letdown.

    I guess in spite (or maybe because of?) your best efforts you're still built like the stay-puft Marshmallow Man.

    Nips away!

    Mullet, I really expected a better retort from you. That's truly disappointing.

    If you can no longer entertain me with hilariously pathetic attempts at witty posting you'll be relegated to the only other useful purpose you serve on these boards: reusable floss.

    Mullet = Hippy Friendly = Reusable floss

    Mullet says: "Mariusz' has nothing on me!"

    Mullet in gym attire.

  18. Oh yeah, if you want any USP stuff let me know. We have a pretty impressive burner out currently - not saying anything, just sayin'.

    *heart*

  19. Quote Originally Posted by kwyckemynd00 View Post
    Mullet, I really expected a better retort from you. That's truly disappointing.

    If you can no longer entertain me with hilariously pathetic attempts at witty posting you'll be relegated to the only other useful purpose you serve on these boards: reusable floss.

    Mullet = Hippy Friendly = Reusable floss
    Jesus, you have been away for quite some time. You need to spend more time on the boards, and less time balls deep in the Cheez-Wizz. That would take care of whatever this retaliation was, those cones you call nipples, and make our exchanges more enlightening.

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    Kwyck after realizing the In N' Out Burger is out of cheese!

  20. Anyway, you're fat and weak, I'm skinny and a liar, let's move on. You're taking up valuable Vegas packing time.

  21. Quote Originally Posted by Mulletsoldier View Post
    Jesus, you have been away for quite some time. You need to spend more time on the boards, and less time balls deep in the Cheez-Wizz. That would take care of whatever this retaliation was, those cones you call nipples, and make our exchanges more enlightening.

    Kwyck after realizing the In N' Out Burger is out of cheese!
    Oh boy, you're so sensitive. I'm not "retaliating" against anything. I'm having a good time, Napoleon This is the most entertainment I get out of the boards, so I might as well make the best of it when I get the chance!

    Anyway, I'll go find your mommy. Looks like the runt of the litter didn't spend enough time on the tit this morning j/k

  22. Quote Originally Posted by Mulletsoldier View Post
    Anyway, you're fat and weak, I'm skinny and a liar, let's move on. You're taking up valuable Vegas packing time.
    Okay, okay, okay. No more trash talking today. We'll give it a break for a few days. You can buy me a bra, and I'll stop using your arms for floss.

    Going to Vegas, huh? I'm envious. I'm stuck in my room all weekend trying to recover from a workout befit of one legged 10 yr old.

  23. Quote Originally Posted by kwyckemynd00 View Post
    Oh boy, you're so sensitive. I'm not "retaliating" against anything. I'm having a good time, Napoleon This is the most entertainment I get out of the boards, so I might as well make the best of it when I get the chance!

    Anyway, I'll go find your mommy. Looks like the runt of the litter didn't spend enough time on the tit this morning
    Huh? It was a joke tubby, be easy!

    I got enough of Gimpy's tit this morning bruv, no need to find mommy.

  24. Quote Originally Posted by kwyckemynd00 View Post
    Okay, okay, okay. No more trash talking today. We'll give it a break for a few days. You can buy me a bra, and I'll stop using your arms for floss.
    Haha, k that was the last one. You're just easy to pick on. We'll rip on each other more post-GNC conference. I get back on Wednesday.

  25. Quote Originally Posted by Mulletsoldier View Post
    Haha, k that was the last one. You're just easy to pick on. We'll rip on each other more post-GNC conference. I get back on Wednesday.
    Sounds good, have fun at the GNC conference.

    Note to all: Our moddest mullet may not have told you all, but he is a payed guest at the GNC conference. He's found himself a very important role in the world of fitness. He's the official body double for the "before pictures" in mass gain ads

    Okay, okay, that's "really" the last one

  26. Quote Originally Posted by kwyckemynd00 View Post
    Sounds good, have fun at the GNC conference.

    Note to all: Our moddest mullet may not have told you all, but he is a payed guest at the GNC conference. He's found himself a very important role in the world of fitness. He's the official body double for the "before pictures" in mass gain ads

    Okay, okay, that's "really" the last one
    Oh yeah! Speaking of that, Jacob said he would pay you for your fat shots for the ReCreate 'before'. However, he said to take them with your bra on. The 'C' cup may turn people off.

    Promise, last one.

    For real, if you need anything feel free to request.

  27. Ha, ha Predictable, but still enjoyable.

    Sweet... first request: make a double-double into a fat burner?

  28. If that were true I'd unfortunately be more gaunt than I am currently - no dice brethren. I can, however, send you some ReCreate.

  29. Thanks, I appreciate it. However, at present it would go to waste. There is no way I could eat the way I'd need to in order to lose my tits until July, and I'd hate to be one of those supp-whores with a bunch free stuff in my dresser that someone else may have benefited from. But, I do have a plan! My plan as of right now is just to put some muscle back on so the fat has to distribute itself over a larger area
    Last edited by kwyckemynd00; 05-18-2008 at 02:06 PM.

  30. Haha, that is a solid plan!
  

  
 

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