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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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i use the machine mate, i know its better to free squat but when i was 18 i had a hernia and i really dont wanna go through that again, so i try to use the machines in order to lessen the risk of it.

 

but today went well

 

90 KG 198 pounds close grip bent over rows 10 reps 3 sets

all cable weights went up by 2 4 sets of 10

150 KG 330 pounds deadlift 1 set 15 reps (need to up this its gedtting easy)

60 KG 132 pounds close grip curls 2 sets 10 reps

22 KG 48 pounds dumbell curl 2 sets 10 reps

50 KG 110 poundscable curls 1 set 17 reps

 

seem to be putting on more and more on the bar which is always a good sign dont seem to be gaining much mass though

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MISSED OUT LEGDS THIS WEEK! trying to get back on it later on in the week as i had to do a long shift at work cuz some of the other people didn't turn up for their shift and we had some breakdowns which sucked! but hey more money for tofu.

 

but shoulders went a bit odd today

 

90 KG 198 pounds overhead press 3 sets of 10

34 KG 74 pounds a hand dumbell press 2 sets of 10

22 KG 48 pounds a hand side raises 2 sets of 10 < easy should of upped it really

20 LG 44 pounds a hand back raises 2 sets of 10

then amazingly 120 kilo in total shoulder shrugs 4 sets of ten quite comfortable

 

been eating slightly more this week, especially quinoa and flaxseed, and more seeds can feel much more energy and a think with the big lifts it shows

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so back went a lil badly this week

 

did the same on all the block movements but thought screw it go heavier on deadlift and do less reps.

got 180KG 396pounds up for five for one set but failed on the other three, sucked but considering its my first time going heavy in about two years im hoping for a much better result next week

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well a great start to the week!!!

 

145 KG 319 pounds bench press 3 sets of 6

42 KG 92 pounds a hand incline bench 2 sets of 10

dips 2 sets of 15

80 KG 176 pounds close grip bench 2 sets of 8

80 KG 176 pounds skull crushers 2 sets of 10

and 2 sets of 10 on high cables no idea on weight

 

but yeah proper happy with that this week!!!

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right sorry i didnt write much last week. basically everything was the same

 

tuesday legs

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

 

thursday shoulders

90 KG 198 pounds overhead press 3 sets of 10

40 KG 88 pounds a hand dumbell press 2 sets of 10

22 KG 48 pounds a hand side raises 2 sets of 10

20 KG 44 pounds a hand back raises 2 sets of 10

120 KG 264 pounds in total shoulder shrugs 4 sets of ten quite comfortable

 

Friday back and biceps

90 KG 198 pounds close grip bent over rows 10 reps 3 sets

all cable weights went up by 2 4 sets of 10

180 KG 396 pounds deadlift 2 set 5 reps

60 KG 132 pounds close grip curls 2 sets 10 reps

22 KG 48 pounds dumbell curl 2 sets 10 reps

50 KG 110 poundscable curls 1 set 17 reps

 

 

today went well though easy day at work so i had loads of energy

 

145 KG 319 pounds bench press 3 sets of 7

42 KG 92 pounds a hand incline bench 2 sets of 10

dips 2 sets of 15

80 KG 176 pounds skull crushers 3 sets of 10

2 sets of 10 on high cables one up from last week still no idea of weight

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well did shoulders today and it went crap

 

90 KG 198 pounds military press 3 sets of 8!!! went for ten but my mate was helping me too much on the last few so im not counting them

36 KG 79 pounds a hand dumbell press 2 sets of 10 down from last week thought it would be a good idea because of the military press and this was hard

20 KG 44 pounds a hand back raises 2 sets of 10

120 KG 264 pounds in total shoulder shrugs 4 sets of ten easy, but still harder than last week

 

no idea why lifts have gone down this week, i know i did a heavy bench set yesterday but still thought this would affect me as much with these lifts today

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leg day today!

 

200 KG 440 pounds hack squat 3 sets of 10 reps

460 KG 1014 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

 

only went up on press today but did them clean and they didn't feel like the biggest jump from last week which is good!!!

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training has been more on the lighter and rep side this week, basically all the same but doing 15 reps on a lighter weight, this is because i havent had a spotter at the gym as he is on holiday and i am not risking that kind of weight coming down on my neck, but i have got some pictures to put up.....

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this was me a year ago, just after i recovered from my hernia and around a month from starting training

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  • 3 weeks later...

since my last post iv been on holiday and to be honest having a break, will hit the gym next week but its all been kicking off of england recently and considering my lovely beautiful girlfriend is working near these areas i have been spending time trying to make sure she is ok, but still sorry for being rubbish guys next week itll all be back to normal

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