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BigRedDog's Training Log

Hey guys.

 First just want to say I really appreciate this site. I've learned so many new things in the past 5-6 months that I've browsed here. T-Nation posters are always brutally honest, and that's what I want to implement in my training.

I need opinions, being only in 8th grade I don’t have any serious training partners, only the occasional other football player who will go and lift with me.

I have worked with a “Personal Trainer” last summer, and to some great success. I gained 25 pounds of muscle, which is normally expected through changing to a clean diet, as well as those “Newbie Gains.” He was a good guy, and trained athletes at the University of Iowa, and now trains in Texas.

He got me started on a split body routine, which I preferred to a full-body workout, so that Is kind of where I’d like to stay.

I’m lifting to improve my athletic performance primarily, but must admit I also do it for aesthetic purposes as well. I mean hell, who doesn’t?

My main sports are as of now Basketball and Football.

Stats

Weight: 155lbs (as of now)
Height: 5’11"
Shoe Size: 12
Body Fat %: Not sure, assuming somewhere around 10%
Arms: N/A
Legs: N/A
Vertical: N/A

Lifts

Bench Press (1RM): 175lbs.
Shrug (1RM): around 275lbs.
Squat (1RM): To Be Determined
Deadlift (1RM): To Be Determined

Will post more lift stats later.

Supplements

Fish Oil
Multi-Vitamin
Whey Protein

Any other supplements I should consider?

Given that it is almost summer, I want to try to gain at least 10lbs or so more of muscle, but I’m trying to keep as lean as possible, though I know that always isn’t possible.

I will post my workouts and diets regularly. Stay tuned

Opinions? Critique? I’m open to anything.

Thanks.

Workout: Off day today. However I’m going to do some things around the house such as box jumps, one legged deadlifts, etc.

Lunch:
Ham Sandwhich on whole wheat bread

Bowl of Pasta mixed with green and red peppers

Bowl of yogurt mixed with a cup of raisin bran and a serving of whey protein

Whole grain wheat thins with sliced cheddar cheese

16oz of 1% Milk

Snack: Bowl of almonds and a cup of milk

Run: Well, I was bored as most of my friends and girlfriend are gone for the day, so I went for a run. Stopped after 4 miles. Felt real good, broke a sweat despite the 25? Iowa Weather.

Dinner:
Grilled Chicken Breast

Baked Potato

Salad

Bowl of Pasta Salad

16oz. of milk

Banana.

Weighed in at: 156

Food Today- Not my best day nutritionally…

Breakfast:
2 pieces whole wheat toast, w/ PB
1 bowl of Raisin Bran
16 oz. milk
8 oz. Orange Juice

Before lunch Snack:
2 servings of almonds

Lunch:
2 Cheeseburgers
Pickle
Salad
Doritos
Milk

After School Snack:
1 Whole wheat bagel
1 Can of Raviolli
Glass of Water

Pre-Workout Food
1 cup yogurt
1 serving Whey
1 cup Raisin bran
(All mixed)

After Workout Food
1 24oz Protein Shake
1 Protein Bar

Dinner:
2 Chicken Breast
1 Bowl of pasta
1 Apple
1 Roll
1 Glass of Milk

Snack:
1 Bagel
1 Bowl of Kix
Glass of OJ

How’s my food looking? Lunch is hard to be healthy for I have to eat school lunch, but I try the best I can.