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#1 Postby lelle » Mon Jun 06, 2005 2:48 pm

finally, i'm starting to maintain an online training journal.
i train with one day rest in between my workouts

day one (chest+bizeps) (weightxrepetitionsxsets)

dumbbell bench press 4,25kgx12x2; 4,75kgx8x3
barbell bench press 13,25kgx12x2; 15kgx8x3
barbell curl 8,75kgx12x2; 8,75kgx8x3
alternate hammercurls 4,75kgx12x2; 4,75kgx8x3
concentration curls 3,5kgx12x2; 4kgx8x3
dumbbell flyes 3,5kgx12x2 (couldn't do anymore, normally +3,5kgx8x3)

the weights may seem laughable to you, but i'm a skinny guy and need to increase my strength slowly.
if you have any tips or proposals, feel free to post, thanks!
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#2 Postby bobbycore » Tue Jun 07, 2005 7:48 am

not laughable at all, it is important to takes things slow at first so that all your joints and tendons get built up with your target muscle.

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#3 Postby lelle » Wed Jun 08, 2005 2:38 pm

day 2 (back)

barbell shrugs (9,5kgx12x2:12kgx8x3)
upright barbell row (7kgx12x2;9,5kgx8x3)
pull ups (3) <- haha a girl could do more :oops:
bent over barbell row (7kgx12x2;9,5kgx8x3)
one arm dumbbell row (5,5kgx12x2;8kgx8x3)
deadlifts (17kgx12x2; 27kgx8x3)

i decided to do the exercises for my abs on a seperate day, so i can do more various ones. do you think this is a good idea?

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#4 Postby V VII Hero » Wed Jun 08, 2005 2:39 pm

bobbycore wrote:not laughable at all, it is important to takes things slow at first so that all your joints and tendons get built up with your target muscle.


yep i took things to fast at one point and effed my shoulders.

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#5 Postby lelle » Fri Jun 10, 2005 2:06 pm

i had to cancel my workout after a couple of exercises because my arms felt like pudding or something like that.
i'll repeat that training day after one or two days rest.

i'm so angry! what a s**t :evil:

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#6 Postby lelle » Wed Jun 15, 2005 11:16 am

now that my arms feel a lot better i started working out again, not the full agenda but it went alright.

(warmup: 25 crunches; 30 pushups)

dumbbell bench press 2x12x6,5kg;3x8x8kg
barbell bench press 2x12x22kg;3x8x29,5kg
barbell curls 2x12x10,5;3x8x12kg
alternate hammer curls 2x12x6,5kg; 1x8x8kg

hope that my arms (especially trizeps) will be completely fine next time i work out.

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#7 Postby kollision » Wed Jun 15, 2005 12:11 pm

WB mate. Glad to hear that you are doing better. Keep up the work bro.

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#8 Postby savebabe » Thu Jun 30, 2005 12:16 am

Good for you. Keep it up. You will be surprised what you can build up to. I remeber shoccking a few guys in the gym with my weights. SO long as you don't leave it any longer than 72 hrs between a workout then you will continue to make gains.

Cheers

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#9 Postby lelle » Thu Oct 06, 2005 2:45 pm

for me, this is very embarrassing but i think i need that to push myself a little bit harder.
from now on i'll post a picture of myself every 1-2 weeks so that you can tell me if i made some progress or not. in the last couple of weeks i was able to increase my weights regularly but due to my bad eating habits (low protein intake) the progress was very tiny i would say.
alright, here's pic number one (and please don't make fun of me :oops: :oops: )

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#10 Postby Daywalker » Thu Oct 06, 2005 2:53 pm

There's nothing to make fun of. You look better than most people, better slim than obese.

(and if someone laughs at you, i take Rob, Johnathan, Topher and Kollision and visit the guy :twisted: )

Please post your schedule as well. If you wish, i can advise you a little on planning your own program.

I'd suggest to post your workouts everyday for motivation but post pictures only every 6 weeks. After two weeks you cannot expect great visible results (only when you're dieting).

Did the grip thingies arrive already? I sent them a week ago.

And, i like your new avatar :)
No one said it would be easy.

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#11 Postby lelle » Thu Oct 06, 2005 3:03 pm

thanks so much daywalker!

hmm seems like you didn't get my message on yahoo.
the grip thingies arrived several days ago, thanks! :P
(don't forget to send me your bank account so that i can send you the money)

my workout for today was: (kg-rep-sets)

chest+bizeps

dumbbell bench press 5,5-12-2 6,5-8-2, 8-10-1
barbell bench press 20-12-2, 21-8-2, 22,5-5-1
barbell curls 9,5-12-2, 10,5-8-2, 11,5-5-1
alternate hammer curls 5,5-12-2, 6,5-8-2, 8-6-1
concentration curls 4-12-2, 5-8-2, 6-5-1
flyes 3,5-12-2, 4,5-8-2, 7-10-1

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#12 Postby Daywalker » Thu Oct 06, 2005 3:22 pm

You're welcome, it's only 3 Euro or something.

How often do you workout per week?
I think as a beginner, you should focus on core exercises, you're doing too much and probably not often enough.

A good basic routine to start with and see where it takes you before adjusting it is the following:

Day 1:
Bench Press or Dips (decide, but do the same for six weeks before changing!).
Barbell Row.
Squat.
Crunches.

Day 2:
Pull ups (or Lat machine if you can't dopull ups at the beginning).
Overhead press (Barbell, standing, or Dumbells).
Deadlift.
Calves.

Have 1-2 resting days between each workout, not more, not less.

Do a cardio warm up for 10-15 minutes. Then 3 warm-up sets on the first exercise. Do 2 heavy working sets per exercise. Heavy means a reasonably heavy weight you can use with PROPER FORM and not too fast for about 8 reps without reaching muscle failure (stop one or two reps short of muscle failure). Increase your weight every third workout. If it's too easy, increase the number of reps to 10 or 12.
Stretch the worked muscles at the end of your workout (biceps and triceps, too, though you didn't work them directly). Then eat something :D
If it seems not enough, you can work abs and calves every workout.

It may sound as if it's not enough, but you concentrate on excellent exercises that build strength and overall muscle mass - there are no muscles that are not worked with these few movements. I will go back to a very similar routine in december, when it's bulking time again 8)

Try this for two months and i bet you'll be stronger and bigger.

Have fun in the gym,
Daywalker 8)
No one said it would be easy.

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#13 Postby willpeavy » Thu Oct 06, 2005 4:05 pm

Your pictures aren't showing up on my computer, but there's nothing laughable about the weights you're at. The fact that you're working at improving is what's important. When I first started working out I was putting up about about the same weights as you are and I was really skinny and couldn't even do one pullup - now I'm almost 50 pounds heavier and I did 100 pullups in a day recently pretty easily. You'll get there!

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#14 Postby willpeavy » Thu Oct 06, 2005 4:07 pm

Also you should post what you're eating in your journal here. I think everyone on here will keep you motivated to eat big!

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#15 Postby lelle » Thu Oct 06, 2005 4:32 pm

daywalker,
i work out 3 times a week so that i get enough rest in between.
thanks for the basic routine, i'll start with it on saturday and tell you how it worked.
there's only a problem with doing pull ups, at home i had a pull-up bar which i could mount at the door, but in my new apartment the doors are broader so that this doesn't work. maybe i can get a used pull-up-device, whatever it is called for cheap money.

willpeavy,
thanks for your kind words. if you want to i can email you the picture so you can have an impression what the skinniest guy here on the board is looking like :lol:
great idea with posting my meals. i'll start right now.

today i had:
1 flapjack bar
1 litre of black currants juice
2 big servings of wholemeal pasta with self-made tomatoe sauce and tofu
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1 bag of crisps in school :oops:
1 bottle of malt beer

which is about 2300 kcal.
i think i should intake at least 3000kcal a day including ~80-100 g of protein. my protein intake is my biggest problem. foods rich in protein make me full soooo quickly and that feeling lasts all day. so i have to decide between high caloric food and food high in protein which is quite bad i guess :roll:

alright, enough for today - i need sleep badly.
thanks again for your help!


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