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Steigs - Training Log: T-Ransformation Log 2018/2019

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#322

How tall are you ??
I wouldn’t worry too much, the fact you are even feeling the way you are tells me you will get back on plan and in a better place quickly.


#323

6’2" for the record.

Yeah, I am sure that I will. I have a tendency though to be quite anxious until I am back in a range I am more comfortable in.


#324

It kinda makes sense, I mean you have the drive and consistency to achieve the results you have. Not feeling good when you see a blip in those results is normal. At least it is too me.


#325

30 December

Flat BB Bench Press 4x6-8 Warm up 60kg 10 80kg 10 85kg 8 8 8 8 80kg 8

Seated Cable Row 3x10-12 65kg 12 12 12
65 Degree DB Press 3x10-12 25kg 12 12 12

Straight Bar Pull Down 3x12-15 50kg 15 15 15
Cable Fly 3x12-15 45kg 15 15 15

Preacher Curl 3x12-15 EZ bar plus 10kg 15 15 15
DB Lateral Raise 3x12-15 6kg DB 15 15 15


#326

I checked back and you were around 93-94 kgs when you posted the photos from your photo shoot. Was that your weight during the shoot?

I went into the Christmas eating season with a goal weight of 245 lbs. I’d been 239ish leading up to it so I thought 245 was an acceptable holiday bloat. I came in under that so I’m winning right now.


#327

I think my shoot day weight dropped to around 91/92kg, but I know if I sit at around 95kg I’ll be lean enough to feel happy with where I am.

Means I have 5kg to shift as soon as possible.

Mate, you’re absolutely smashing it - in a great place to kick on from.


#328

Nah just give up entirely, or at least until after the T challenge, it’s clearly all over :joy::rofl:

You’re a freak. I bet you’re still under 10% a 100kg


#329

31 December

Squat 4x6-8 60kg 10 100kg 8 120kg 8 8 8 8

Leg Press 3x10-12 120kg 12 130kg 12 12
Hip Thrust 3x10-12 80kg 12 12 12

Leg Extensions 3x12-15 45kg 15 15

Leg Curls 3x12-15 45kg 15 15

Well that was hard work after a fortnight off…and possibly not the best idea two hours before tee time for a NYE round with the wife (and the first round of 2019 with her tomorrow). Oh well.

Happy New Year - here is to a great 2019! Let the transformation begin.


#330

Haha - that means something coming from you! I’d say I’m sitting closer to 12%. I think I may just have to accept that I prefer being lean and growing (very) slowly to bulking and losing definition.


#331

1 January 2019

Flat BB Bench Press 4x6-8 Warm up 60kg 10 80kg 10 85kg 8 8 8 8 80kg 8

Seated Cable Row 3x10-12 65kg 12 12 12
65 Degree DB Press 3x10-12 25kg 12 12 12

Straight Bar Pull Down 3x12-15 55kg 15 15 15
Cable Fly 3x12-15 45kg 15 15 15

Preacher Curl 3x12-15 EZ bar plus 10kg 15 15 15
DB Lateral Raise 3x12-15 6kg DB 15 15 15


#332

3 January

Weight - 98.3kg

Deadlift 4x6-8 60kg 10 100kg 8 130kg 8 150kg 8 8 8 6,2

Flat DB Press 3x10-12 35kg 12 12 12
Seated Cable Row 3x10-12 65kg 12 12 12

BB Press Incline 3x12-15 60kg 12 12 12
Prime Pull down 3x12-15 65kg 12 12 60kg 12

Decline Cable Fly 3x12-15 45kg 15 40kg 15 15
Cable Tricep Pull Down 3x12-15 18.75kg 15 16.25kg 13.75kg 15


#333

If the pursuit of lifting, etc. is a hobby, then do this. You are young and appear very dedicated…you can pack on plenty of mass over time. Additionally, I think you would find it sets you free in a sense and you’d get more enjoyment out of the process.

Also, this.

Just my .02 cents.

Signed,
A fellow BDD sufferer


#334

Thank you for those words. They mean a lot.


#335

4 January

Weight - 98.0kg

Incline BB Bench - 60kg 10 80kg 8 8 8 8

Seated Low Row - 55kg 12 12 12
Flat DB Bench - 30kg db 12 12 12

Seated EZ Bar Bicep Curls - Bar plus 10kg 15 15 15
Seated Pull Down - 45kg 15 15 15


#336

@yonkey I wanted to take the time to reply to your message properly - my previous response was tapped out whilst I was in the gym recording my training session.

It is a hobby, but like many I think it has become a part of my life to the extent that I can’t remember not training. I also worry that it is something of a crutch - if I took it out of my day-to-day life, I am reasonably sure that my mental health would be worse for it. The saving grace (?) is that I use the training to ensure that I stay reasonably healthy - both my father and my paternal grandfather have had/had serious heart issues - multiple heart attacks/heart bypass. In part, I think this drives my obsession with staying lean - too concerned that to not be will lead to heart issues in later life.

I am working hard to try and get to a point where I can relax and enjoy the process.

I realise that someone else’s validation is completely meaningless when you have BDD - but you are clearly smashing it!


#337

6 January

Weight - 97.2kg

Squat 4x6-8 60kg 10 100kg 8 130kg 2 6 6 6 6 4 4

Leg Press 3x10-12 130kg 12 12 12
Hip Thrust 3x10-12 80kg 12 12 12

Leg Extensions 3x12-15 45kg 15 15 15

Leg Curls 3x12-15 45kg 15 15 15
Ab Rollouts 3x12-15 - 15 15 15

F***, that was hard!

Also, I’m not one to complain about January gym-goers, but this evening reminded me why I get in at 6 and get out before most of them have even had their morning coffee. An hour and a half to do the above!

My wife and I have agreed that when we buy a place a home power rack is a must.


#338

7 January

Weight - 96.5kg

Upper Back Seated Row Machine - 50kg 12 12 12

Seated Shoulder Press - 60kg 12 12 12 12

Seated Low Row - 45kg 12 50kg 12 12

BB bicep curls - standing - 25, (1 minute) , 20, (1 minute) , 15, (1 minute) , 11 (1 minute) , 10 (1 minute) , 10 (1 minute) , 9. Done

Seated Incline Press - 80kg 10 10 10

Dips - 12 12 12

Run


#339

8 January

Weight - 97.0kg

Flat BB Bench Press 4x6-8 Warm up 60kg 10 80kg 10 85kg 8 8 6 (not sure what happened here) 8 6 80kg 6

Seated Cable Row 3x10-12 65kg 12 12 12
65 Degree DB Press 3x10-12 25kg 12 12 12

Straight Bar Pull Down 3x12-15 55kg 15 15 15
Cable Fly 3x12-15 45kg 15 15 15

Preacher Curl 3x12-15 EZ bar plus 10kg 15 15 15
DB Lateral Raise 3x12-15 6kg DB 15 15 15

Seated Incline Press - 80kg - 10 10 10
Standing BB Curls - 10 10 10

Decent session and now I get to enjoy the birthday treats lined up by my wife - she’s been a hero and baked me a peanut butter sponge - it smelled amazing when it was baking last night.

Figure I can handle on off plan meal this evening - it comes but once a year after all!


#340

9 January

Pre work round of golf. Finished 7 over. This is here for no other reason than I beat my wife and that was possibly the best round I have ever played. Two shots, I would love to have a second chance at; otherwise, everything was coming off the club face the best I could have hoped for.

Evening - 5km run - in around 25 minutes - hard to say. Couldn’t be bothered to charge Garmin for a stretch of the legs.

10 January

Weight - 97.2kg

Deadlift 4x6-8 60kg 8 5 100kg 8 130kg 5 150kg 8 8 8 8

Flat DB Press 3x10-12 35kg 12 12 12
Seated Cable Row 3x10-12 65kg 12 12 12

BB Press Incline 3x12-15 65kg 15 15 15
Pull down 3x12-15 65kg 15 15 15

Decline Cable Fly 3x12-15 45kg 15 15 15
Cable Tricep Pull Down 16.25kg 3x12-15 15 15 15


#341

Must be nice finishing a round of golf, where you haven’t exhausted every curse word in your vocabulary!