Enough BS! Getting Serious

It’s time to get serious.
For the last couple of months my training has been completely shit. My diet has also been awful, consisting mostly of wonder bread and ‘chocolaty’ stuff. The divorce I’m going through, as well as my exams are the reasons for this. Oh, who am I kidding. I’m to blame. The fact that I’m an emotional eater is to blame. Damn, I sound pathetic :slight_smile:

Well, no more! School’s out, so is the sun, and I’m getting in shape, baby! Believe it or not, we actually have beaches up here in viking country and I plan on hitting them a few times this summer. Hopefully a few norwegian fitness hotties are thinking the same thing. Not very likely, but you never know.

In this log I’ll post my workouts, as well as my diet. As I’m writing this it’s 01:30 am here in Norway, so I’ll save the details for tomorrow. I train and eat mostly Gironda style. Fast paced workouts coupled with a very low carb diet. I’ll stick mostly to meat, fish, chicken and veggies. I won’t pig out too much on weekends either.

I just had people over, so the apartment is full of wine, beer, soft drinks, chocolate, potato chips etc. I won’t be eating that stuff again for a while. Makes me feel like crap.

hope you suceed! is that you in your pic or some one else? also what are you training for a nice body or power?

That’s me in the avatar. I took that picture about a month ago. Weight was about 183 I guess. I think that was the best shape I’ve ever been in. Right now I’m a bit fatter and a little smaller.

I’m training to look good naked. I’ve tried powerlifting, but I completely suck at it. I don’t think my body is designed to consistently lift heavy weights.
I’ve deadlifted 405lbs for two reps, benched 340lbs for one rep, and squatted about 350lbs for one rep. At the time I looked like shit. I look better now, but I’m really weak. I don’t care though.

good call thats what the ladies want anyways haha well you look beast in that photo so hopefully u get back to that and then some!

[quote]bignate wrote:
good call thats what the ladies want anyways haha well you look beast in that photo so hopefully u get back to that and then some![/quote]

Thanks a lot :slight_smile:
The new regime starts tomorrow. I’ll be taking HOT-ROX and TRIBEX for a couple of weeks. Hopefully I’ll lose a couple of pounds of blubber in those two weeks. I’ve never dieted without pigging out on weekends, so I’m hoping that dieting even more strictly will get my bodyfat levels down to near contest shape. I do no cardio. I might start doing a little bit in a few weeks.

I’m also working on a ‘fat-loss challenge’ with another forum member. When we’ve worked out the details, we might post our results here on the forums. Stay tuned :slight_smile:

I will start EVERY workout with some type of leg-work. My mobility is terrible, so heavy squats and leg-presses are out for the time being. I have a trigger point/knot the size of an egg in my left erector spinae, so until I get some serious soft-tissue work done on it, I’ll be very careful. I’ll do lunges, sissy-squats, leg-curls and calf raises.


Strength is down considerably. I just did a light workout today. Still felt heavy.
30 second rest periods between sets.

Neck presses: 70kgx8, 8, 8, 8.
Gironda dips: bodyweight x 12, 8, 8, 8.

Chins: BW x 8, 8, 8, 8.
Cable rows: 65kgx12, 12, 12, 12.

Machine shrugs: 80kgx8, 8, 8, 8.

Leg-curls: 45kgx8, 8, 8, 8.

06.18.2008:30 second rest period between sets.
Scott presses: 25kgx8, 6, 5, 5.
Seated dumbell laterals: 15kgx8, 8, 8, 8.
Incline reverse laterals: 12.5kgx8, 8, 8, 8.

Incline dumbell curls: 15kgx8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8.
Dumbell extensions: 22.5kgx12, 8, 8, 8.
Incline dumbell extensions: 17.5kgx6. 15kgx6, 6, 6.

Smith squats: 135lbsx8, 8, 8, 8 (yeah, I know…)

Rack chins: bwx8.