Just Getting Started

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Just Getting Started

#1 Postby msn77 » Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:59 am

I used to workout frequently but have taken a few years off. I have been veg for 22 years and vegan for the last 10. I hope to use this as a motivational tool as I get back into a regular exercise routine. I am 5'7" and 171 lbs. My goal is to add muscle and shed the excess fat that has accumulated around my belly while maintaining a weight between 160 - 170 lbs.
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Re: Just Getting Started

#2 Postby C.O. » Mon Jul 07, 2014 12:52 pm

Cool. Thanks for sharing your journey with us. I know it takes some balls to put up pics on the net. This is a safe place to do it though for sure. Keep pushing and those next set of pics will show your progress for sure.

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Re: Just Getting Started

#3 Postby msn77 » Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:31 am

It's been almost one month, while that is not much time I feel like I am starting to see some small changes. I have not adjusted my diet much at this point and am working out for approximateely an hour 5 days per week
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Re: Just Getting Started

#4 Postby C.O. » Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:44 pm

What does your diet consist of mainly then?

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Re: Just Getting Started

#5 Postby msn77 » Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:26 am

A typical day of meals for me would be the following

Breakfast:
1 serving Stoneyfield Farms Soy Yogurt
1 Bagel
2 Tbsp Peanut Butter

Morning Snack:
2 oz Almonds
1 pt Berries (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries)

Lunch:
2 Veggie Burger Patties
Large Salad (mixed greens, carrot, cucumber, tomato, green pepper)

Afternoon Snack:
2 Bananas

Dinner:
1 Cup Brown Rice
1 Cup Beans
a plate full of sauteed vegetables

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Re: Just Getting Started

#6 Postby C.O. » Thu Dec 18, 2014 12:34 am

How's progress been since August?

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Re: Just Getting Started

#7 Postby msn77 » Thu Jun 18, 2015 1:51 pm

Update: It's been just about 1 year since I posted. Progress has been slow on the recomposition, reasons being I have not made large changes to diet or added in any cardio. Height 5'7" Weight 165lbs. While recomposition has been slow going I have definitely gotten stronger, one year ago my bench press and squat were both 100lbs. Here is a sample workout

Workouts:
Monday-
High Back Squat 5x10 175lbs
OHP 5x5 95lbs
Bench 5x5 170lbs
Pendlay Rows 5x5 135lbs
Pull-Ups 3x8
Dips 3x15
Cable Fly 3x10 70lbs
Tricep Push-Down 3x10 120lbs

Wednesday -
Deadlift 5x5 275lbs
Pendlay Rows 5x5 135lbs
Pull-Ups 3x8
Straight Arm Pull-Down 3x10 110lbs
Seated Cable Rows 3x10 190lbs
Lat Pull-Down 3x10 110lbs
Preacher Curl 3x10 65lbs

Friday -
High Back Squat 5x10 175lbs
Front Squat 3x10 135lbs
Bench 5x5 170lbs
Pendlay Rows 5x5 135lbs
Pull-Ups 3x8
Leg Press 3x10 270lbs
Leg Extension 3x10 110lbs

If I have free time during the week I will sometimes make it to the gym for a forth day where I add in more squats, dead lifts, and bench presses. I have also been considering adding in more pressing exercises, such as military press, arnold press, and skull crushers to try and increase my OHP and bench press.
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