Hey, guys, thanks for your support. For the guy selling something, I take a little Alpha Male and Flameout, and I do have hypothyroidism, it is monitored, and I am medicated.
I hit the gym at about 6:00am, and I am the only one lifting anything heavy. I think the big boys come in at night (someone was pulling close to 500 yesterday, from the bar the bastards left on the floor). When my numbers hit an acceptable level, I'll stop working out with the 8 year old girls (I am currently their "bitch") and find some boys to lift with.
So, Day 2:
(for any powerlifters reading this, I have questions at the end!)
1) ME Squat
3x 135, 185, 225, 275, 315
1x 345, 365, 385
2) Glute-Ham Raise (no machine, I need to find a substitute or alternative method for this exercise) 0x0x0
3) Reverse Hypers (no machine, dumbell tied between my legs on a preacher curl bench - thanks elitefts videos)
4) Pull Down abs on lat pull down
5 sets at 110 x 12
5) Straight Leg Raises
1 set of 15, 1 set of 9 (I did something wrong on the last set and felt a twinge in my lower back. I'll have to revisit the technique on this one...)
6) Farmers Walk
2x 80lb dumbells for about 50 steps (I do this for grip strength, which is one of several weak points)
That was my first offical Westside workout. My main concern right now is volume on the heavy exercise. How many triples and how many singles should I be getting. Do I need to move in 10 lb moves instead of 20 when I start the singles?
Oh, yeah, I measured my lard yesterday:
chest - a tubby 53 1/4"
Waist - an even tubbier 52"
arms - right- 16 1/2", left a whimpy 16" even
I wouldn't mind the chest measurement if it was a little harder. the waist thing has to GO!
One more thing for you guys that have been here for a while. I always kind of smirked when TC and Shug wrote about curling in the squat rack. Now when I see it (I notice it a lot more now) it pisses me off too.