Wed, June 30th, 2004, 10:23 AM
I'm already about two weeks into the program, and I have this journal on another site as well. But I felt like I really want to share my progress on this particular journey.
So I'll post my info and start logging today. Up, Up and away!
I welcome any thoughts, comments, or advice. This thread is open for discussion so chime in if you feel the need.
Wed, June 30th, 2004, 10:25 AM
Confessions of a fat man.... [:D]
Time to bear my soul. I'm starting a log here today for the obvious reasons of motivation, and feedback. All comments welcome, and any feedback/advice I would appreciate.
What's being logged:
*** you will see my success's and obstacles logged too.
Typical Supplements which may change slightly:
Creatine (half tub)
eppies (a few left not sure if I'll be buying anymore for a while)
My focus is to experiment with some training routines that normally I wouldn't do. Time to take a bit of a break from the PL style lifting that I've been doing, and attempt at knocking off a few BF percentage points, maintain strength, and try to lessen my dependence on the non-essential supplements. Diet wise, I need to stop binging on the weekends, period. Fucking traveling is causing me to put enormous amounts of crap into my pie hole.
My starting point is basically a sample of CT's Mutation Series. I doubt I'll be following the plan he has laid out exactly, but out of all the strength coaches out there, this dude is the one I listen to the most. Some other things that might pop in this log are, Carb Cycling, 5x5's, 10x3's, OVT, and God knows what else. Depends on how I feel at the time, and how my strength fairs.
PS I hate high rep training, I love to eat, and I can't spel. With that out of the way, I've started as of Tues June 15. Hope you enjoy ...
Wed, June 30th, 2004, 10:26 AM
Monday, June 28/04
2 workouts today to keep my scheduled the same for the week. Not a big deal, basically just split my PWO meal in two. Abs, and cardio at noon, Back in the evening.
A1) Cable Crunches (402 /w norest)
A2) Swiss Ball Crunches (402 /w 120s)
B) 12 min HIIT (30s sprint/60s jog)
* legs were still tender from previous days leg workout
C1) Incline Russian Twist (402 /w norest)
C2) Crunch/Static Bridge (402 /w 120s)
20 second bridge
15 min treadmill (3.5 mph @ 8.0 incline)
12 minute HIIT (~6.0 - 8.0 mph)
A1) Weighted Chin-UPs (301 /w norest)
5xBW+35 (spotted for the last 2)
A2) Close Grip Lat Pulldown (402 /w 120s)
* I alternated grip, and burned out early. With the heavy chins, I could expect no less.
B1) BB Power Shrug (201 /w norest)
* Heavier again next week. Grip is coming up too.
B2) DB Shrug (202 /w 120s)
C1) Cable Crossover (402 /w norest) pos#14
C2) DB Flyes (402 /w 120s)
D) Back Extension (501 /w 90s)
* I concentrated on slowly lowering my body, and it made a huge difference in isolating the lower back. I may add weight next week.
152g carbs - 22g fiber = 130g carbs
Did not eat much today. I felt much stronger tho. Above 3000 kcals again starting tomorrow.
I will have to weight in on Wednesday this week because, I will be off work Thr/Fri.
Wed, June 30th, 2004, 10:28 AM
Tuesday, June 29/04
133g carbs - 31g fiber = 102g carbs
Not even close to enough food. But lotsa sleep. My body tends to react to training days with increased appetite. Off days, I can get away with eating half as much. I find I'm the most hungry after intense HIIT sessions.
Nothing beats BBQ Salmon...
Wed, June 30th, 2004, 06:55 PM
Wednesday, June 30/04
A1) Bent Over BB Row (301 /w norest)
* Easy....nailed the grip. Slow negatives. Felt great.
A2) Decline Pullover (502 /w 120s)
* Got every rep but my right elbow felt a little weird.
B1) Seated row to Neck (301 /w norest)
8x90 (rope....sucked ass)
8x90 (back to bar)
B2) Rear Delt Raise (401 /w 120s)
* Who needs rear delts anyways
C1) Rev. EZ Preacher Curl (301 /w norest)
* WOW....nailed it. Wasn't easy tho.
C2) BB Wrist Curls (401 /w 120s)
* Wicked Pump!!! with the rev curl super set.
250g carbs - 29g fiber = 221g carbs
Includes 3 beer....
Fantastic workout. So much so, I needed to log it right away. Every lift is going up. I feel strong. I lifted a few people and car on the way out of the gym.
Gym is closed tomorrow which throws a bit of a wrench in my plans. Happy Canada Day all.