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Rebound, I'm Going To Be Huge!

Where to begin? Well lil waynes song “pussy, money, weed,” really sums it up. I’ve partied very hard and way too much this summer. I can count 2 nights I’ve stayed in in the past 2 months and I also went out every weekend throughout the school year.

Today I was awarded a scholarship for academic excellence. I had to go to a luncheon about a half an hour away where a ceromony was prepared for me and 14 other high achieveing students. I was no where the brightest, but I new I had the most heart.

Each of us prepared a write up about ourselves where we went over our accomplishments, goals, and dreams. You could probably guess what I heard, Sue got straight 4.0 gpa’s here whole high school career, Jonny is going to be a doctor, Beth a lawyer, so on and so forth.

Here’s where things changed. I got called up and this is what was read.

" Austin S is an Honor student from BHS. He has maintained an A average throughout his entire high school career. He has been involved in A.P. and honors courses freshman through senior year. He graduated with an advanced regent�??s diploma and will be attending Suffolk Community College this fall in a fitness specialist program. He is also in the Honor�??s program at Suffolk.

However, Austin�??s passion lies outside of the classroom. He plans to compete and become a professional bodybuilder. Austin has been successfully sculpting his physique for the past two years. It�??s a very involved sport which needs attention each and every day.

After his career in bodybuilding is complete after he wins the Mr. Olympia title, he plans to become an athletic trainer. This is what his college experience will be for. He plans to graduate the honor�??s program with high marks, and transfer to a school more suited to his needs.

Austin is a very simple man. His satisfaction will only come from his happiness not wealth or fancy accessories. If he can stay happy, have a loving heart, and be generous man he will be fulfilled. He is very grateful and appreciates the generosity of the scholarship committee and gives them many thanks."

So many people were in shock. I loved it. I had people wanting to see me on stage, asking advice. I went up for dessert and one women said “You don’t eat this stuff right.” I said, “I’m starving and I’m bulking.” It felt great and my dad was proud.

I decided to say fuck the party life I don’t need beer to have a good time. I’ll go out chill with my friends, the girls, but refrane from substance abuse and unhealthy habits.

I’m going to rebound and be the biggest, strongest person you will ever meet.

Here we go baby day one.

Biceps and Triceps.

Pre workout

A shitload of Steak and Potatos.

Biceps
EZ Bar Curl
80x8
110x8
110x6
110x4

Tri Set EZ Bar Curls in all three hand positions
Close Grip 60x8
Normal Grip 60x8
Wide Grip 60x8

Standing Conc Curls
40x12
40x8
40x8
40x8

Triceps
Close Grip Bench Hands (10-12inches apart) My wingspan is about 6’4"

135x10
225x6
225x4
225x4

French Press
60x8
80x6
80x6

Single Arm Overhead Ext.
35x5
35x5

Post workout
50 Grams Protein
20 Gram Creatine (I’m loading this week)

Diet/Supplementation.

1 cheat day per week, anything goes, non training day, if alcohol is consumed it o.k.

Normal Days
Breakfast
5 whole eggs
toast
2 Fish Oil
Vitamins

Lunch
1 Can Tuna Fish
whole weat bread
celery

Pre Workout
25 grams protein

During
BCAA

Post Workout
50 Grams protein
10 grams creatine
5 grams L-Glutamine
2 Fish Oil

Snack
Meat

Dinner
Massive amounts of meat and veggies
2 Fish Oil

Before bed
Meat

Supplements
Multivitamin
Fishoil
Vitamin B Complex
Creatine
Protein Powder
L-Glutamine
BCAA

Ha. 110 on the EZ-Curls. Does it just break your balls that you’re not using the 45s but you’re so close? Is Close-Grip really that hard for you?

[quote]FightingScott wrote:
Ha. 110 on the EZ-Curls. Does it just break your balls that you’re not using the 45s but you’re so close? Is Close-Grip really that hard for you?[/quote]

No it doesn’t bother me too much, I can curl 135 for 5 reps on a straight bar, but I’ve been using the EZ curl lately because I feel a harder contraction on the top of the movement.

As far as closegrip, it depends. If I keep my hands pretty damn close like today it is pretty hard. My form is real strict, I bring the bar halfway between my chest and waist and basically only use my triceps. If I widen my grip up a bit I can squeeze out about 4 reps with 265. I can bench 350 pounds with a wide grip raw.

On a side note, I forgot to mention my stats
Age 18 Born July 28th 1990
Weight 215 pounds
Height 6’2"

*This log will also track my knee’s recovery. I strained it and have not squat, deadlifted or done any leg direct work in the past 3 months.’ Wish me luck.

Stop drinking

good luck

That is a fucking awesome story, man.

You’re a strong dude. Push hard and your goals are in reach

Good numbers Austin.

I’ve always been impressed with your posts and humble yet determined nature on the boards dude. You are indeed more intelligent than the majority here and very young still.
That’s quite impressive when coupled with being down to earth, and not arrogant as a boatload of fools are on this site. I believe your numbers, and will be following your log which is something I don’t normally do.

Very good start in your young life my good man.
Stay as you are with regards to your civility and mature nature/outlook towards your fellow man. Stay determined, you will be a huge success in life.

Best to you,

ToneBone

[quote]InTheZone wrote:
Good numbers Austin.

I’ve always been impressed with your posts and humble yet determined nature on the boards dude. You are indeed more intelligent than the majority here and very young still.
That’s quite impressive when coupled with being down to earth, and not arrogant as a boatload of fools are on this site. I believe your numbers, and will be following your log which is something I don’t normally do.

Very good start in your young life my good man.
Stay as you are with regards to your civility and mature nature/outlook towards your fellow man. Stay determined, you will be a huge success in life.

Best to you,

ToneBone[/quote]

Thanks Tone, that really meant something to me. I’m striving for excellence and realize that having an asshole attitude will only hurt me.

Thanks Flow, and bannanas as well.

keep lifting hard

AB

What a story. I’m watching this.

Hit my back hard. Did deadlifts for the first time in 3 months. My my arm has a dull pain where my tricep and elnow meet. Note to self, although I’m pumped, I need to take my warmups more seriously.

Back

Deadlifts
225x5
315x3
455x3
405x3

Rows My left hand grip is stronger than my rights. Sucks…
120x10
120x8
120x6
120x4

Lat Pull Downs to my chest
120x8
170x8
190x6
200x4

Daily Drama: I have two graduation parties today. The second one is a keg party for one of my best friends. I’m trying to stick to my guns about not drinking, however he only has 15 days before he leaves for deleware and won’t be home for months. If I break down it’s for him, not for own pleasure.

Also as many people know, I’ve been having girl problems as of late. Today I will probably be seeing the girl who “politely” rejected me by being unresponsive to me. However, I will also be seeing her bestfriend that wants my dick. Talk about confusion, and talk about drama, my lord I would have never have guessed this to be happening to me as close as 6 months ago and the sad part is I would enjoy banging all her friends. What’s a man to do?

[quote]austin_bicep wrote:
Hit my back hard. Did deadlifts for the first time in 3 months. My my arm has a dull pain where my tricep and elnow meet. Note to self, although I’m pumped, I need to take my warmups more seriously.

Back

Deadlifts
225x5
315x3
455x3
405x3

Rows My left hand grip is stronger than my rights. Sucks…
120x10
120x8
120x6
120x4

Lat Pull Downs to my chest
120x8
170x8
190x6
200x4

Daily Drama: I have two graduation parties today. The second one is a keg party for one of my best friends. I’m trying to stick to my guns about not drinking, however he only has 15 days before he leaves for deleware and won’t be home for months. If I break down it’s for him, not for own pleasure.

Also as many people know, I’ve been having girl problems as of late. Today I will probably be seeing the girl who “politely” rejected me by being unresponsive to me. However, I will also be seeing her bestfriend that wants my dick. Talk about confusion, and talk about drama, my lord I would have never have guessed this to be happening to me as close as 6 months ago and the sad part is I would enjoy banging all her friends. What’s a man to do?
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lol girl problems, so does that girl now want you or what

[quote]crod266 wrote:
austin_bicep wrote:
Hit my back hard. Did deadlifts for the first time in 3 months. My my arm has a dull pain where my tricep and elnow meet. Note to self, although I’m pumped, I need to take my warmups more seriously.

Back

Deadlifts
225x5
315x3
455x3
405x3

Rows My left hand grip is stronger than my rights. Sucks…
120x10
120x8
120x6
120x4

Lat Pull Downs to my chest
120x8
170x8
190x6
200x4

Daily Drama: I have two graduation parties today. The second one is a keg party for one of my best friends. I’m trying to stick to my guns about not drinking, however he only has 15 days before he leaves for deleware and won’t be home for months. If I break down it’s for him, not for own pleasure.

Also as many people know, I’ve been having girl problems as of late. Today I will probably be seeing the girl who “politely” rejected me by being unresponsive to me. However, I will also be seeing her bestfriend that wants my dick. Talk about confusion, and talk about drama, my lord I would have never have guessed this to be happening to me as close as 6 months ago and the sad part is I would enjoy banging all her friends. What’s a man to do?

lol girl problems, so does that girl now want you or what

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no I’m fucking myself, this one girl wants me, but I had a great convo witht he girl I used to like bestfriend who tole me that she didnt know what to say to me because she loves me as a friend but doesnt see me as anymore. Now I’m going to go for this other girl. Fuck, I don’t understand why all the hotties have to be best fucking friends shit…I got drunk tonight, my boys are leaving for college soon.

I love them all to death and they’re my best friends so I’m partying with them from time to time. However i’ m not drinking at retarded events such as last night and the night before where I refraned from drinking at some random parties. Fuck that!!!

Sweet. This is going to be a good log.

BTW, how ar eyou liking those overhead DB tricep extensions? Do you go straight up, or have more of a 45% angle?

[quote]Alquemist wrote:
Sweet. This is going to be a good log.

BTW, how ar eyou liking those overhead DB tricep extensions? Do you go straight up, or have more of a 45% angle?

[/quote]

That’s probably my favorite tricep exercise. I do them standing, lower the dumbell all the way behind my neck keeping my bicep in a fixed postion and then extend all the way up and finsh just before lockout (almost a full extension)

[quote]austin_bicep wrote:
crod266 wrote:
austin_bicep wrote:
Hit my back hard. Did deadlifts for the first time in 3 months. My my arm has a dull pain where my tricep and elnow meet. Note to self, although I’m pumped, I need to take my warmups more seriously.

Back

Deadlifts
225x5
315x3
455x3
405x3

Rows My left hand grip is stronger than my rights. Sucks…
120x10
120x8
120x6
120x4

Lat Pull Downs to my chest
120x8
170x8
190x6
200x4

Daily Drama: I have two graduation parties today. The second one is a keg party for one of my best friends. I’m trying to stick to my guns about not drinking, however he only has 15 days before he leaves for deleware and won’t be home for months. If I break down it’s for him, not for own pleasure.

Also as many people know, I’ve been having girl problems as of late. Today I will probably be seeing the girl who “politely” rejected me by being unresponsive to me. However, I will also be seeing her bestfriend that wants my dick. Talk about confusion, and talk about drama, my lord I would have never have guessed this to be happening to me as close as 6 months ago and the sad part is I would enjoy banging all her friends. What’s a man to do?

lol girl problems, so does that girl now want you or what

no I’m fucking myself, this one girl wants me, but I had a great convo witht he girl I used to like bestfriend who tole me that she didnt know what to say to me because she loves me as a friend but doesnt see me as anymore. Now I’m going to go for this other girl. Fuck, I don’t understand why all the hotties have to be best fucking friends shit…I got drunk tonight, my boys are leaving for college soon.

I love them all to death and they’re my best friends so I’m partying with them from time to time. However i’ m not drinking at retarded events such as last night and the night before where I refraned from drinking at some random parties. Fuck that!!!

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girls will make you crazy bro lol, im one year older thsn you and all i can say is at least there not fucking crazy like every girl I meet lol

Inspiring story Austin, I wish you the best. Your maturity at your age is refreshing, as I had little hope for the younger generation (no disrespect intended with that statement.) Do the do, get on the grind, create your own luck, and make it happen.

[quote]crod266 wrote:

girls will make you crazy bro lol, im one year older thsn you and all i can say is at least there not fucking crazy like every girl I meet lol

[/quote]

Well I’ll explain this alittle bit better now that I’m not under the influence.

I liked a girl for three months, got fed up with not knowing what was going on and told her that I liked her and left it for her to decide whether or not she wanted a relationship. I didn’t here from her…

During this time one of her bestfriends started seriously coming on to me. She always wants to hang out. Call/Text me constantly. I feel like she’d be a clingy girl and it was a bit of a turn off.

Now I had a good convo with the original girls bestest friend(totally different girl) who told me that she(the girl I like for 3 months) didn’t respond to me because she still wants to be my friend, but didn’t see me as anymore than a friend and didn’t want to ruin a friendship etc. I can respect that, I just wish I knew earlier. Now I kind of like this girl(the girl I liked bestest frend), she’s fun, but has a good head on her shoulders and I respect that. I’ll take my chances with her and see where it leaves me.

My only question is why in the good Lord’s name, does everyone of the “great girls,” have to be best friends. Maybe it’s me being insecure or maybe it’s me noticing from observation, but girls gossip, and shit I wonder what they say about me.

EDIT: Get ready for some insane chest training later. I got big things planned and hopefully will set some PR’s. My dad is going to Isreal on business today so it will be later after he is picked up.

[quote]austin_bicep wrote:
crod266 wrote:

girls will make you crazy bro lol, im one year older thsn you and all i can say is at least there not fucking crazy like every girl I meet lol

Well I’ll explain this alittle bit better now that I’m not under the influence.

I liked a girl for three months, got fed up with not knowing what was going on and told her that I liked her and left it for her to decide whether or not she wanted a relationship. I didn’t here from her…

During this time one of her bestfriends started seriously coming on to me. She always wants to hang out. Call/Text me constantly. I feel like she’d be a clingy girl and it was a bit of a turn off.

Now I had a good convo with the original girls bestest friend(totally different girl) who told me that she(the girl I like for 3 months) didn’t respond to me because she still wants to be my friend, but didn’t see me as anymore than a friend and didn’t want to ruin a friendship etc.

I can respect that, I just wish I knew earlier. Now I kind of like this girl(the girl I liked bestest frend), she’s fun, but has a good head on her shoulders and I respect that. I’ll take my chances with her and see where it leaves me.

My only question is why in the good Lord’s name, does everyone of the “great girls,” have to be best friends. Maybe it’s me being insecure or maybe it’s me noticing from observation, but girls gossip, and shit I wonder what they say about me.

EDIT: Get ready for some insane chest training later. I got big things planned and hopefully will set some PR’s. My dad is going to Isreal on business today so it will be later after he is picked up.
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I feel ya bro its like there all best friends for that reason, well all you can do is hope that one isnt bashing you in front of the other cause its happen to me.

When one girl doesnt like u or doesnt want u to be together they will talk bad about you to thier friends the one you like. But yo its fair game so go for who you want

Inspiring Story.
I understand you on the girl and partying issues, you’re about 5 months older than me, but still easily comparable. You’re a lot more large than i am (55lbs and 3 inches), but i hope to match your determination.

Best of luck man. I’ll keep reading in here.