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Back to Beast Mode - Road to 185


#1

Okay in light of all the critisim ive received for falling short of what people in the The various forums ive decided to once again keep a log...for real this time lol. I started one before but i eventually stopped logging on to keep it...(even though i was still working out)

I want to be at least 185 before next year i have no reason not to be able to reach this wieght. since this january when i began training again i moved from 140 to 165 in about 5 months...im about 160-161 right now while i making this post...

Im moving away from the hit each body part once a week training i was doing with certain gym memebers and going back to WS4SB training...While taking the time everyday to eat everything in sight....

Im also going to sort of blog on how i feel everyday about how my training is going...and life in general...

6/08/09 - MAX EFFORT UPPER BODY

Barbell Bench
135x8
145x6
155x6
165x6
175x2

Incline DB press
40x10
40x10

DB Rows
50x8
55x8
60x8
60x10

DB Shrugs
80x10
80x10
80x10


#2

Hey there!

Saw you said "going back" to WS4SB, and I was wondering how your previous experience with this program turned out?


#3

I honestly didnt stick to it long enough to make any judgement...almost as soon as i started i stopped and began doing a bodypart split with my new training partners...

Since im working out alone and have different time constraints...WS4SB works for me time wise a whole lot better...hopefully i make some nice gains...


#4

hey Dj

looks like we started our logs and about the same time. Both goals of gaining weight. Looks like you want to gain about 10% of total bodyweight before next year, that is pretty much my goal. I want to get up to 225. right now i am just above 200, sometimes. haha.

anyways...up for a race? I am planing on taking a few months to gain my 25lbs.


#5

Im up for anything right now man! haha...lets do it!


#6

sweet, i will be rooting for you...kinda

goodluck man

I think you hold a slight edge by doing a proven training template using WS4SB.

and i realize i was way off with you only wanting to gain 10% BW. closer to 15%. my goal is about 10%


#7

Hey out of curiosity what kind of numbers are you putting up for

Squat-
Deadlift-
Bench-

If you don't know your one rep max it's cool more curious what your hitting in the 8-12 rep range.


#8

Squat-???
Deadlift-225x6
Bench-180x1

Thats why i was telling you to go heavy...i know you can lift more wieght that what you are :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:. drop the reps man....


#9

REPITITION UPPER BODY

A. Incline DB Press.

30x12
35x12
40x12

Ba. Chinups

12
10
8
6

Bb. Facepull

6x8
6x8
6x8
6x8

C. DB Military press

35x8
40x8
40x8
45x8

Da. DB Shrugs

85x10
85x10
85x10
85x10

Db. Barbell curl

60x8
60x8
60x8
60x8

I felt pretty good. but i bullshitted on eating real food before i went to work. I got in a bunch of quick carbs juice and whey because i went to the gym almost right when i woke up and i usually go in the evening so i dont have to go workout on a empty stomach...getting back in the groove for this program playing around finding wieghts to start out at....also didnt train my grip/forearms because i had to bowl later...


#10

We were originally planning on doing a 3 day program similar to yours, but me and my friend wanted to try a traditional bodybuilding split. Our program was actually tailored for us by Cephalic Carnage everything from the frequency to exercises including sets and reps. However starting next week were going to do less reps on the warm up sets and go heavier.

I asked about your squat cause i saw the picture of you squatting in your T-Cell thread and was wondering how much weight that was and if you still squat. It was an intense looking picture.


#11

I stopped squatting and deadlifting at one point because i was getting extreme sciatica. at first i thought my leg just hurt then i figured out why this was happening. I am about to begin again though because I think ive found a way to at least minimize it through supplementation and correct rest habits. the most ive squated at one point was 225x8 to just paralell. lol not right now!


#12

MONDAY - MAX EFFORT UPPER BODY

A. Barbell Benchpress

135x6
155x6
165x8
175x3

B. Chinups

10
8
8
6

Ca. DB Rows

60x8
60x8
60x8
60x8

Cb. Facepull

6 platesx10
6 platesx10
6 platesx10
6 platesx10

D. DB Shrugs

75x10
75x10
75x10

E. Barbell Curls

60x8
60x8
60x8

Ready to start training my lower body again tommorow...


#13

MONDAY - MAX EFFORT UPPER BODY

A. Barbell Benchpress

135x5
155x5
175x5
185x3

B. Chinups (10 lbs on belt)

10
8
6
6

Ca. DB Rows

65x8
65x8
65x8

I woke up late and cut my training short this morning. i usually have an hour before i have to goto work after i finish my workouts but I woke up a hour late today. I felt STRONG on the bench this morning Ive never hit that much wieght. The person I grabbed to spot me didnt have to help at all on my last set and told me i had at least one more in the tank lol...i could've prolly done 190x3...

and yes last week was a bullshit week but im trying to make it up now....


#14

REPITITION UPPER BODY

A. Incline DB Press.

30x12
35x12
40x12
45x12

Ba. Chinups

8
8
8
8

Bb. Facepull

6x8
6x8
6x8
6x8

C. DB Military press

35x8
40x8
40x8
40x8

Da. DB Shrugs

85x10
85x10
85x10
85x10


#15

MONDAY - MAX EFFORT UPPER BODY

A. Wieghted Chins

10x5
25x5
35x5
45x5
45x3

B. Incline DB press

40x15
40x14

Ca. DB Rows

65x10
65x8
65x8

Cb. Facepulls

6x10
6x10
6x10

D. DB Shrugs

80x10
80x10
80x10

I decided to change my main exercise this week. Now don't understand why bigger people complain about pull ups being easier if your small. I added weight on and STILL repped pull ups over multiple sets. stop making excuses big guys...