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Meeks Training LOG


Well, its been awhile since I last posted here.
Just a quick update.

I've been lifting, but yah yah all that bullshit, got unfocused on my goals and crap

well, at my prime I was 205lb at the start of my senior year with a 1 rep max of this
bench: 245(goal 315)
squat: 315lb(goal: 405
deadlift:455(strapped,i want to get back to this and higher but without straps...)

I'm focused and ready to do this again.
right now, it seems my back has been getting neglected.
my stats at the moment would be as followed

squat:285lb-ish gotta test it
deadlift: 245lb and my hands started giving my problems, havent did deadlifts in awhile, then though its my favorite LIFT!

I'm about 240lbs(fat..yes), I'm just about to be enlisted in the Army National Guard, so running and power cardio will be important part of this training, I love strongman training, just need to find a tire, and such, anyone suggest strongman style training, that doenst require random items? :stuck_out_tongue:

need to find alittle book to put everything in.

Not sure if I should put pics up :confused:

well im back,

Rattler's Road to 300lbs
Rattler's Road to 300lbs

I didnt realize I was this…

please only constructive comments :stuck_out_tongue: lol


sorry excuse for legs…lol


makes my shoulders look really small, I insist, they are not this SMALL! :o


bench today

135 x 10
185 x 9
205 x 7

played basketball for 30mins

went walking for 3miles when I got home, running in the morning tomorrow

deadlifts or squats tomorrow


Diet wise, here we go

in the mornings im still working it out, and will give more detail later, just a overview

eat usually 7:30

10am- New whey + large apple,

12pm new whey + large apply

1:30, chicken
nap till 3
go walking, then shower, eat, rest

shake before bed


deadlifts, used a closer stance, to see how it felt

135 x 10
185 x 6
235 x 5
285 x 5( feel it coming back, killing my hands though, over and under)

stiff legs
2 sets of 8 -135lbs


You working out at a gym or at your house bro?


at the moment, only at school, my sister recently moved out, so our home squat rack and dumbells, will be moved shortly, so thats temp out of order

ran some today

going to write out a workout here shortly


food today:

7:30 shake 44g protein, + two banana’s

10am new whey + large apple + peanuts(going to try to change this out for a tuna sandwich, if i can get away with that in class :P)

12pm new whey + large apple( this is after my workout

1:40ish, Hot Dogs unforantely, I was stuck at my cousins house for a bit

ran/walked at 3

ate around 4, had some straight out of the can, with milk

6: had a smoothie shake with eggwhites +strawberries

8: breakfest burritos :confused: ouchhh lol

9:30, now will probably have another smooth before sleep, stupid homework

add a workout layout for the week soon


front press
135 x 7
135 x 6( dang this was harder lol)

pull downs with machine, pull-up grip
90lbs x 10
140 x 7

same but different grip


just thinking of some ideas
im going to try and keep Saturday and sunday as pure rest days, but we will see what happens

Monday: deadlift-stiff legs-biceps
tuesday: bench, close grip, incline, triceps
wednesday: forearm or grip day maybe
thursday: Squat
friday: bench, front press, and such


dont forget more back volume or ull end up hunched over and with injuries


thanks nate

you refering to back volume as in upper or lower?

ill post the last 3 days workouts shortly


135 x 5
225 x 5
275 x 5
325 x 4
375 x 0(tried for a power-rep lol)

stiff legs
135 x 8
135 x 8
155 x 7

one arm row with 60lb, till failure
x 3

barbell roll forward and reserve grip
2 sets each, 95

bench day tuesday, was alright, getting back in the groove, thinking about throwing in floor press on this day(not this week obviously)

135 x 5
185 x 8
205 x 5
215 x 3

close grip
185 x 8
205 x 6(lol)

i need a spotter on our kind of incline :confused: no one there…


squats…are worse then I expected, first time doing it barefoot, but ill take it as it goes

135 x 5
225 x 5
225 x 5(actually hard…WTF…)

our leg extension machine is all F’ed up all of a sudden…

leg press
90 x 10
290 x 8
470 x 5

thinking of adding, below knee lock outs to this


bench today:
pretty good but forgot front press

135 x 8
185 x 8
205 x 5
215 x 5
225 x 3 PR video for slight form check soon

dumbell bench
60 x 8
60 x 8 I then realize that that is the highest pair of dumbells we have at school :confused:
so I do really slow reps, burns bad lol

dumbellflies x 3


225 x 3 PR


get ur legs under more and pull ur scalpa in


yah, i just recently learned the thing
if i put them back anymore, my heels arent on the ground

as scalpa your referring to my head?