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The Challenge

#1 Postby Mitch1991 » Sun May 29, 2011 4:43 pm

The bloke i train with is 20 years older than me, a meat eater and stronger than i am,


he gave me the challenge of getting up to 17 stone by Chrismass, i am currently 15 stone 12 pounds, and iv got 7 months roughly to get up to scratch.

Thought it would be an interesting challenge and thought why like document it on here, i am a vegan not vegitarian


Will start properly putting down weights i use and reps i do tomorrow, wish me luck

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Re: The Challenge

#2 Postby Duncan_Idaho » Mon May 30, 2011 1:23 pm

What's a 'stone'? I wish you all the luck in the world:) You have won!
Into the fire with your soul!

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Re: The Challenge

#3 Postby Mitch1991 » Tue May 31, 2011 1:27 pm

a stone is 14 pounds, so i currently weigh 222 pounds and trying to get up to 238.


the week started well these are my lifts so far


Monday
140 KG (308 pounds) bench press for 6 reps three sets
34 Kg (74 pounds )a incline dumbell press for 10 reps two sets
dips, 2 sets max out, could only get 12 then 10 ( a bit too chunky to use my own body weight)
70 KG (154 pounds) close bench press 2 sets 10 reps
70 KG (154 pounds )skull crushers 2 sets 10 reps
tricep pull down (no idea weight its just number 18 on the cables) 8 reps 1 set

Tuesday
160KG (352 pounds) 3 sets 10 reps for the first two then only 9 for the last
380 KG (837 pounds) 10 reps 2 sets
leg curls number 10 on cables for 10 reps two sets
standing and sitting calfs max out on 180 kilo (only got 8 reps) 4 sets total.

Diets taken a bit of a hit due to work being a bit hectic and not havig time but still getting around 6 meals a day but they have been proper hard to eat

so far so good though looking foward to weigh in sunday

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Re: The Challenge

#4 Postby Mitch1991 » Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:58 am

today was terrible,

had little to eat just because i couldn't bloomin get it in me for some unknown reason just started eating and after a few bites couldn't go any further.

so the gym was a lil dissapointing

military press (on cables as i partially dislocated my shoulder about 4 months ago) 60 kilo 132 pounds 10 reps for 3 sets ( failed on the last one only got to 9
dumbell press 32 kilo 70 pounds a hand 8 reps two sets
side raises 22 kilo 48 pounds a hand 2 sets 10 reps
back raises 18 kilo 39 pounds a hand 2 sets 10 reps
dumbell shrugs 50 kilo 110 pounds a hand 10 reps 4 sets


to finish off i used 16.5 kilo dumbells a hand and did a standing military press for max out reps achieved only 25, the reason i did this is because there is talks of a vegan bodybuilding comp/exhibition in london in august and i just wanted to see how many i could do.

not my best but not bad

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Re: The Challenge

#5 Postby Mitch1991 » Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:13 pm

well today went crap, completely lost my energy during the workout

80 KG 176 pounds bent over rows managed 6 clean but 2 extra with some help
stripped down to 60 KG 132 pounds and did two more sets at 10 reps
Reverse grip pull downs plate 8 (no idea on weight but its about 5 from the bottem) 2 sets 10 reps
normal pull downs plate 6 for 2 sets 10 reps
deadlifts 140 KG 308 pounds for 12 reps one set (taking these easy as i had a hernia last year)
close grip curls 50 kilo 110 pounds for 10 reps 2 sets
dumbell curl 18 kilo 39 pounds a hand 10 reps 2 sets (will put this up next week)
cables curls 45 kilo for 12 reps

oh well hopefully ill have a better week net week

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Re: The Challenge

#6 Postby Mitch1991 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:39 pm

well i weighed myself this morning and was 16 stone so only 14 pounds left to go guys. think i might do this

today at the gym went better than last week

140 KG 308 pounds bench press 6 reps 3 sets
34 KG 74 pounds incline dumbell press 10 reps 2 sets

These both were much easier this week will up the weight next week see what happens

dips 2 sets to fail only got 12 then 10
70 KG 154 pounds close grip bench 2 sets 8 reps
70 KG 154 pounds skull crushers 2 sets 10 reps
push downs same as last week

was all easier this week if im honest, think i had a bit more get up and go


If anyone has any recomendations to improve my work out please say always looking to try new things

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Re: The Challenge

#7 Postby Mitch1991 » Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:18 pm

Legs today and not going to lie they feel like bloody jelly

180KG (396 pounds) Hack Squat 3 sets 10 reps for the first two then only 9 for the last
400KG (881 pounds) Leg Press 10 reps 2 sets
leg curls number 10 on cables for 10 reps two sets
standing and sitting calfs max out on 180 kilo 10 reps today 4 sets total.

got heavier than last week, had a much better day with food!!

not very sure but i do think that my training partner may have spotted me on a couple witht he hack squats but still think the gains are coming along nicely

thinking of putting the weight up next week and trying to achieve a maximum of only 6 reps per exercise. Don't really know which would put on more size 6 reps or 8??

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Re: The Challenge

#8 Postby Mitch1991 » Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:53 am

shoulders today, went great

70 KG 154 pounds military press 10 reps 3 sets
34 KG 74.9 pounds dumbell press 8 reps 2 sets
22 KG 48 pounds side raises 10 reps 2 sets
18 KG 39 pounds bent over raises 10 reps 2 sets
50 KG 110 pounds dumbell shoulder shrugs

going well!!!!

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Re: The Challenge

#9 Postby Mitch1991 » Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:17 pm

so much better this week

90 KG 198 pounds bent over rows 3 sets of 10
Reverse grip pull downs plate 8 (no idea on weight but its about 5 from the bottem) 2 sets 10 reps
normal pull downs plate 6 for 2 sets 10 reps
Deadlifts 140 KG 308 pounds for 12 reps one set could go heavier next week
close grip curls 60 kilo 132 pounds 10 reps 2 sets
dumbell curls 18 KG 39 pounds 10 reps 2 sets ( i lied didnt up it)
cable curls 50 for 23 reps ( this is just a last competition me and my mate have at the end of the week i won this week wahey)

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Re: The Challenge

#10 Postby Mitch1991 » Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:11 pm

tried to up the 140 bench form was all over the place! was terrible so i downed the weight back to last week,

140 KG 308 pounds bench press 6 reps 3 sets
34 KG 74 pounds incline dumbell press 10 reps 2 sets

dips 2 sets to fail only got 12 then 14 (dunno what happened second set a burst of energy)
70 KG 154 pounds close grip bench 2 sets 8 reps
70 KG 154 pounds skull crushers 2 sets 10 reps
push downs same up one from last week 13 reps pretty pleased

Scales are broken so no idea on weight

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Re: The Challenge

#11 Postby Mitch1991 » Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:58 pm

yeah i try to use KG and pounds cuz we work in KG over here but alot of people on this site seem to use pounds so try to make it easier on everyone bud, and cheers trying to keep going heavier

i have no idea what happened today went into the gym feeling shattered but my lifts went amazingly well

200 KG 440 pounds hack squat 3 sets of 10 reps
445 KG 981 pounds leg press 2 sets 10 reps
number 11 on leg curls 2 sets 10 reps
200 KG 440 pounds on calf raises 4 sets 10 reps

no idea might just be a fluke but had a better mental attitude today

if only every session was like this

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Re: The Challenge

#12 Postby Mitch1991 » Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:43 am

decided to go heavier this week and do less reps on shoulders just because... i don't know felt right today

80 KG 176 pounds military press 3 sets of 8
36 KG 79 pounds dumbell press 2 sets of 8
sides and back raises the same as last week
58 KG 127 pounds a hand dumbell shrugs 4 sets of ten

so yeah pretty happy with that today

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Re: The Challenge

#13 Postby Mitch1991 » Wed Jun 22, 2011 12:29 pm

hello all
been moving house and just got internet but been ok at the gym not really gone up weight but it does seem to be getting easier, diet has taken a knock as i went up on the weekend to a mates house the other side of england but weighed myself there and apperently im 16 stone and 7 lbs so happy with that (think ill up this reaching 17 stone to 18 stone by xmas)

but my favourite thing that has happened to this last week is i have been eating far more salad with my meals, fresh salad not that supermarket stuff and i have felt much more alert and awake still getting the same amount of food in just changing somethings for salad

thought id mention it

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Re: The Challenge

#14 Postby Mitch1991 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:19 am

well what a shoulder day this seems to be going up and up each week

80 KG 176 pounds overhead press 10 reps 3 sets
36 KG 79 pounds overhead dumbell press 10 reps 2 sets
24 KG 52 pounds side raises 10 reps 2 sets
18 KG 39 pounds rear raises 10 reps 2 sets
60 KG 132 pounds a hand dumbell shoulder shrugs 10 reps 4 sets

damn pleased with that

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Re: The Challenge

#15 Postby chewybaws » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:42 am

Some big numbers over here!

By hack squat do you mean holding the bar behind you? Or a hack squat machine?


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