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Time to Man Up & Be Accountable

Thursday workout:
40 mins cardio
Hill Intervals on Treadmill
2 min @ 4.5% incline
2 min @ 9% incline

4 500m rows on C2 Rowing Machine
1 min rest in between each 500m

Friday off:

Helped my Sister and Brother-in-law move. ( Not really a typical rest day)

7 x 7 Power Cleans

  1. 95 lbs
  2. 105 lbs
  3. 105 lbs
  4. 115 lbs
  5. 115 lbs
  6. 125 lbs
  7. 125 lbs

Minimal rest in between sets

Limited on time due to helping my sister move. My diet sucked this weekend!

Monday - Legs

20 mins Cardio
Hill Intervals
2 min @ 4.5%
2 min @ 8.5%

Split Squats 5 x 6

Hammer Strength V Squat
180lbs 3 x 8

Leg Press
Single leg
3 x 8

Both Legs
3 x 8

3 x 8

Standing Leg Curls
3 x 8

Leg Ext
1 x 8

Great work so far.

I do gotta tell ya though that as far as the diet thing…pick a calorie total per day…multiply how much you weigh by 10…so…you’re at 295…295*10 you can eat 2,950 calories per day…pick 5 meals you like to eat and add up their calories to see if it comes to under 2,950…if no, cut some food out…if yes…eat those 5 meals for 7 days and then pick 5 new ones so you don’t go crazy.

Weight yourself every morning and write it down of put it in a computer…if you lose weight, great…if not…cut some calories.

Not trying to be a dick, but I bumped into 2 fat bastards I know recently that were bitching about how they wished they could work out like me so they’d be skinny too…meanwhile I’m constantly seeing their facebook updates about how they’re out at some restaurant shoveling shit down their gullets, or etc, etc…bottom line is just stfu and eat what you’re supposed to or don’t bitch about being overweight.

Sorry for the rant. It’s not directed at you so much as my dumb friends, but if it’s helpful enjoy!

I complete get where you are coming from. I totally understand the quite talking about and do it philosophy. I seem to struggle more with food choices and being organized and putting effort into preplanning all of my meals instead of oh I am hungry lets finds something to eat.

Look forward to reading your posts here everyday. Keep up the good work brother and use the sage advice others are giving you. I cannot impart anything life altering since I really am no expert at anything except dog training…now if you need some dog advice, I am your man! Seriously, stay the course and keep posting!

[quote]JCMPG wrote:
I complete get where you are coming from. I totally understand the quite talking about and do it philosophy. I seem to struggle more with food choices and being organized and putting effort into preplanning all of my meals instead of oh I am hungry lets finds something to eat.[/quote]

Meal 1:
Put this in a big bowl and microwave until done:
1 cup oatmeal with
2 tsp psyllium husks
1 cup blueberries
3 cups water

Put in blender:
2 cups water
2 scoops Metabolic Drive with
2 TBSP Peanut Butter

2 tsp carlsons fish oil

Meal 2
Throw all this into a pan together with some Pam Spray
8 oz chicken breast
1 cup chopped carrots
1 cup broccoli

Meal 3
Make a big salad out of this:
8 oz Canned Salmon
3 cups raw spinach
2 hardboiled eggs
2 TBSP Olive Oil
1 TBSP white wine vinegar
1 TBSP Lemon Juice
Boatload of dried herbs

Meal 4
Make an eggy mess out of this:
4 eggs
1 cup canned black beans
2 oz cheese

1 orange
1 apple

Meal 5
8 oz ground beef
1 cup chopped tomatoes
big bowl of lettuce

Meal 6
2 oz almonds
2 scoops Metabolic Drive
2 tsp Carlsons fish oil

I can’t get into Fitday to check this, but i’m guessing this is around 3,000 calories…it’s cheap and easy. Make 7 of these today and get on it!

Just realized I got eggs in the salmon salad and as a separate meal…switch up the eggs in the salad for a whole avocado.

Someone smarter than me should check this diet to make sure it doesn’t suck and actually put pounds on JCMPG!

Wednesday Workout:

20 min walking hill intervals
2 min @ 4%
2 min @ 8%

Inlcine Bench 5 x 6


Flat DB Bench 3 x 8

Hammer Strength Decline plate loaded 3 x 8
(per side)

Rear Flys
45lbs x 25
45lbs x 25
20lbs x 15

Tricep Ext 3 x 8

More Cario
1 mile run / walk intervals
4% incline
Walk 4mph
Run 6.5mph

Cardio Only

30 min Stationary Bike
Rolling Hill Intervals

2 500 m C2 Rowing

1 min rest

Pinched for time, I should have done more.

Friday - Back

20 min Cardio
Run / Walk Intervals
Total Miles ran 1.8

Assited Chins
5 x 6 115lb assit

Bent Rows on Smith Machine

3 x 8 195lbs

Lat Pulls

4 x 6 180lbs

Cable Rows

3 x 8 140lbs

DB Curls

3 x 8 35lbs

Saturday Off

Sunday - Legs

20 mins cardio
walking hill intervals

4 mph

Split Squats with dumbells

60lbs DBs 2 x 6
65lbs DBs 2 x 6
70lbs DBs 1 x 6

3 x 8

215lbs (x2)

Leg Press Single Leg
3 x 8 270lbs

3 x 8

Standing Leg Curls
3 x 8 50lbs

Leg Ext
3 x 8

Todays workout

30 minws cardio
run / walk intervals
total miles ran 2.57

Chest / Shoulders / Tri’s

Incline DB Bench 5 x 6
65lbs x 2
70lbs x 2

Flat DB Bench 3 x 8

Decline Hammer Strength Plate Loaded
3 x 8
80lbs per side

Close Grip Bench 3 x 8

Tricep Ext
3 x 8

Rear Flys
50 lbs partials 2 x 15
25 lbs full range of motion 1 x 15

Tuesday’s workout

30 min cardio
hill intervals
2 miles walked


Asssted Chin’s 5 x 6
110 assist
2 eccentric with 40 lbs assist - I am not sure why I used the assist next time I will do them body weight only.

Bent Rows on smith machine 3 x 8

Lat Pull downs - my palms towards my face, grip shoulder width apart
3 x 8
140 lbs
160 lbs x 2

DB Rows - standing, torso bent and supported by DB Rack
3 x 8

I am still working on the diet, I try to hold my self to 2200 to 2500 cals a day. It takes a level of organization and discipline I have never been go at. So I am working on it. My weight seems to be static right now at 290ish, but my clothes fit better and I can see physical changes in my body so I will take that as a good sign.

Today was cardio only, I decided to switch things up and try a complex instead. I decided on a modified Cosgroves 8. Due to the low cieling in my basement I had to eliminate the push presses but I kept everything else in. I started with to light of weight so I decided to keep the rep range the same same instead of decreasing by 1 rep each round. I started with 95lbs and and then increased by 20lbs after 2 rounds and dropped the rep by 1. I completed 4 rounds and was completely gased. I am definately going to keep this my weekly workout plan. I was gased when I finished but still felt pretty strong for me.

Cardio only today. 30 min run / walk intervals. I walked at 4 mph, and started running 6.2 mph. I started at a 4.5% grade. I increased the run speed to 7 mph by the last interval and I increased the grade to 5% at 15 mins. Total miles ran 2.8.

Friday - Leg Day

No Cardio

Split Squats
4 x 8

Hammer Strength V squat Machine
3 x 8

Leg Press
3 x 10
1 x 6

3 x 8

Leg Ext
2 x 12
1 x 10

Seated Leg Curls
3 x 10

I was expecting to be walking like an old man today after all of that yesterday but I feel surprisingly good.

Saturday - Chest Day

30 min of Cardio
Walking Hill Intervals
total miles walked 2

Flat Barbell Bench
4 x 8
195 x 6

DB Incline
3 x 8

Low decline DB Bench
3 x 10

Cable Fly’s
30lbs 1 x 12 (High)
30lbs 1 x 12 (low)

Tricep Ext
4 x 10

Right now I my workout is broken down into Day 1 - Legs, Day 2 - Chest and Shoulders, Day 3 - Back, Day 4 - Cardio or Barbell Complex, Day 5 - Cardio Only. Then I repeat the process. Has any one else tried anything simlar? I try to very my reps and sets from workout to workout.

Back Day!

20 min run / walk intervals
total miles ran 1.8 @ 5.5% grade

Assited Chin Ups (115lb assist)
2 x 8
2 x 6
1 x 5

Smith Machine Bent Rows
4 x 10
I made sure am squeeze each rep at that top.

Lat Pulls Palms Facing towards me.
140lbs 3 x 8

DB rows
2 x 8

Good job! You really inspired me by just reading the first post. I wish you all the best.