Let's try again

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Re: Let's try again

#16 Postby James » Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:29 am

You'll be fine with dumbells for a couple of weeks. Good luck brother!

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Re: Let's try again

#17 Postby tomc » Sun Dec 26, 2010 6:47 am

I am now up to 160lbs - happy days!

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Re: Let's try again

#18 Postby tomc » Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:46 am

Just taken some new photos today (09-01-11) and put them next to my photos from June last year. I am pleased with my progress since I started my new diet and program at the start of december. I have also switched to the cheaper myprotein brown rice powder and pea protein mix. A lot of people dislike the taste of the pea protein from what I have seen in reviews. I simply add half a pint of water and down it in one with no problem. Anyway, roll on gym tomorrow!
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Re: Let's try again

#19 Postby tomc » Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:22 pm

Picture taken today (03/02/11)
Not much to report since I last posted. Been having a bit of a shit time with everything in the last week or so but I'm still at it. I am noticing my back and thighs growing very quickly though the picture doesn't really show it. Also, my bum is feeling more muscular. My ankle is now strong enough to do some jogging, and I have a friendly 5-a-side game with my housemates coming up in three weeks time. Still eating around 3500 cals a day. Maybe I should be eating more? I really need to try and find a place to weigh. I seem to have grown an extra chin as well.

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Roll on squats tomorrow!

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Re: Let's try again

#20 Postby tomc » Sun Feb 27, 2011 3:45 pm

I weighed in this morning at 175lbs, meaning I have put on 19lbs since December 15th. I am so pleased with this. I am going to keep bulking up for a few more months. Playing my first game of footie since my injury (back in november) on friday. I am really excited to get back on the pitch but wonder how I will fair with my added weight? I've been doing 10k runs once a week for about 4 weeks now, but have been doing them in just over 45 minutes. Prior to my in jury, they would take just over 40 minutes. I will post on here after my football session on friday to tell you how I get on (to those who are interested!). I am starting to see a pretty big difference from the photo taken in december.
Anyway, hope you all had fine weekends.
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Re: Let's try again

#21 Postby tomc » Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:59 pm

Still at it. Weighed in at 178lbs this morning. Been losing my appetite recently as I have been feeling down. It is coming back slowly. This photo was taken from a festival last weekend (first drink this year - bad). I think I am coming along nicely :)
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Re: Let's try again

#22 Postby tomc » Sat Jun 11, 2011 6:37 am

Here are some progress pictures. I need to eat more :/
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Re: Let's try again

#23 Postby tomc » Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:37 am

So, I have finished university and have moved back to my home town that has crap free weight facilities (no bench or a bar). I will not be able to carry on with Rippletoe’s starting strength :/
I am a bit lost as what to do now. I won't be able to get to a proper gym with a bar for about 2 months. I have quite a bit of excess fat from bulking. Do I cut now? Should I try a different workout that doesn't involve a bar? Any advice would be hugely appreciated!

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Re: Let's try again

#24 Postby tomc » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:21 pm

Still at it. Still on starting strength. Here at some progress photos that I took earlier today. I had no idea that my back had gotten so big :) Vegan power.
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Re: Let's try again

#25 Postby tomc » Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:12 am

Weighed in at 191lbs this morning. Here I am doing some deadlifts. Vegan power!
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Re: Let's try again

#26 Postby tomvegan » Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:42 am

So how does your diet look nowadays? Still gaining muscle?
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Current stats:
Height: 1.78m
Weight: 88.2kg
Body Fat: 10.45%

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Re: Let's try again

#27 Postby tomc » Thu Jan 15, 2015 5:40 am

Still at it! 4 years on and I have only missed a few weeks of lifting. I would like to thank the guys on this thread for showing me the way of the compound lift. Truly, thank you.

I haven't really had any goals and I haven't really been consistent with my diet. Half a year ago I did manage to get up to 170kg deadlift, 140kg squat, 95kg bench and 85kg power cleans which I was dead chuffed about. I very nearly hit 60kg military press and have been dipping with 30kg hanging from me. I slowy (oh so slowly) worked my way up from 1x10 chin ups to now be able to perform 10x3. I did my lower back in at work a few months ago and had to lay off squats, deads and cleans but it's getting better slowly.

I'm currently on the 5x5 Texas Method at the moment and am finding it to be fantastic for me.

Weighed in at 80kg this morning. Here are some photos of my progress:
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Re: Let's try again

#28 Postby John V » Mon Feb 02, 2015 7:11 pm

Congratulations on your sustained efforts and success.
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