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Old 05-14-2011, 01:04 AM   #1301
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Old 05-14-2011, 01:05 AM   #1302
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Hello Guys! I'm a new transplant from the BB.com forum where I got neg repped into oblivion.

My journey started about 4 years ago when I graduated from high school at a whopping 140 lbs at 5'9. Needless to say, I was not happy with myself, but through hard work and dedication I managed to climb up to 160 lbs. However, I suffered some injuries practicing Judo, so I was out for a year or two with back, knee, and shoulder issues and subsequently dropped back down to 155.

I've been back in the gym for about 4 months now. The first 3 months I was using a modified upper/lower that had me at the iron 3 days a week with alternating workouts, so every other week legs got hit twice and the other weeks upper body got hit twice. I since switched to something that is 6 days a week, but can feel myself getting burned out, so I'm lowering the frequency, increasing intensity, and working to get back up there.

I'm currently 180 lbs. A 40lb gain while keeping bodyfat around the same isn't too bad.

Beginning Big Three One Rep Maxes

Squat: 185
Deadlift: 200
Bench Press: 135

Current One Rep Maxes

Squat: 315
Deadlift: 330
Bench Press: 200


I had pictures, but it won't let me post.
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Old 05-14-2011, 01:08 AM   #1303
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Hello Guys! I'm a new transplant from the BB.com forum where I got neg repped into oblivion.

My journey started about 4 years ago when I graduated from high school at a whopping 140 lbs at 5'9. Needless to say, I was not happy with myself, but through hard work and dedication I managed to climb up to 160 lbs. However, I suffered some injuries practicing Judo, so I was out for a year or two with back, knee, and shoulder issues and subsequently dropped back down to 155.

I've been back in the gym for about 4 months now. The first 3 months I was using a modified upper/lower that had me at the iron 3 days a week with alternating workouts, so every other week legs got hit twice and the other weeks upper body got hit twice. I since switched to something that is 6 days a week, but can feel myself getting burned out, so I'm lowering the frequency, increasing intensity, and working to get back up there.

I'm currently 180 lbs. A 40lb gain while keeping bodyfat around the same isn't too bad.

Beginning Big Three One Rep Maxes

Squat: 185
Deadlift: 200
Bench Press: 135

Current One Rep Maxes

Squat: 315
Deadlift: 330
Bench Press: 200


I had pictures, but it won't let me post.
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Deadlift w/Hexbar: 225 kgs (496 lbs)
Farmers walk: 240 kgs (530 lbs), 50 feet
Front squat: 100 kgs (220 lbs)
Log clean-press: 100 kgs (220 lbs)
Strict OHP: 85 kgs (187 lbs) 3 reps
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Old 05-14-2011, 09:01 AM   #1304
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Welcome to MAB, espm!
Thank you for the referral! Here are some pics. I don't have much, but they definitely illustrate some progression.

140 lbs here. This shirt is a Youth Large which implies a chest size of 32-33.



179 here at what I guess is about 13% and I wear a size 42 Jacket.


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Old 05-14-2011, 09:11 AM   #1305
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Nice work. You have built up a very good base. The next 10 pounds are going to have a dramtic impact.

Not only did you gain weight, but you also like Metallica and Criss Angel.
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Old 05-14-2011, 01:15 PM   #1306
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Nice work. You have built up a very good base. The next 10 pounds are going to have a dramtic impact.

Not only did you gain weight, but you also like Metallica and Criss Angel.

That's if I can get those 10 lbs! Unfortunately my budget at the moment is only allowing me to eat at maintenance and the fact that I practice Judo doesn't help because it's virtually 2 hours of HIIT. Can we say Cortisol?

I never realized it, but he does look like Criss Angel, but it's actually Joe Stump, a renowned teacher at Berklee College of Music. It was at a guitar clinic I went to and he was kind enough to pose for a picture.
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Old 05-14-2011, 01:25 PM   #1307
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That's if I can get those 10 lbs! Unfortunately my budget at the moment is only allowing me to eat at maintenance and the fact that I practice Judo doesn't help because it's virtually 2 hours of HIIT. Can we say Cortisol?

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Interesting........in what I have highlighted. What is your personal maintenance in calories, and how are you partitioning your macros in these calories? Within your budget, what type of things are you buying? If you don't mind what is your monetary budget for food? Maybe if you display this, we can assist you in getting the calories in, and maybe purchase better food choices?
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Old 05-14-2011, 02:04 PM   #1308
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Interesting........in what I have highlighted. What is your personal maintenance in calories, and how are you partitioning your macros in these calories? Within your budget, what type of things are you buying? If you don't mind what is your monetary budget for food? Maybe if you display this, we can assist you in getting the calories in, and maybe purchase better food choices?
Well, I'm saying maintenance, but it could very well be that I was overloading myself with my previous training regimen. I did an experiment on myself to see how much volume I could handle and ended up getting burnt out and didn't gain an ounce because I was doing too much. My calculated maintenance calories are 2700, but I'm trying to get 3200 cals daily. I need to stay somewhat lean for Judo with weightclasses and all.

I'm back in college, which means I'm working part-time, but with a heavy course load I'm not able to work too much. I'm really making just enough to cover my cell phone bill (cheapest phone with the cheapest plan) and my gas because I commute every day. Every spare cent that I have goes towards food or supplements (namely protein and aminos) and my parents feed me a bit, too. I have probably about 35-40 dollars a week for food/supps.

Here are the main sources of food I utilize:

Protein:
Eggs
Tuna
Tilapia
Beef (cheaper cuts)
Chicken Breasts
Cottage Cheese (I hate it, but it's cheap)

Carbs:
Brown Rice
Sweet Potatoes
Potatoes
Oats
Green Veggies (Spinach, Asparagus, and Artichokes in particular)
Yogurt if I'm in a pinch
Blueberries
Oranges
Bananas
Strawberries

Fats:
Almonds
Walnuts
Peanut Butter
Olive Oil
Whatever is naturally in my food

As far as supplements go:
Whey Protein twice a day (Pre and post-workout)
Casein at night with Cottage Cheese and Milk

A lot of the supps actually come from samples, so I don't spend too much on supps.

The macros that I'm aiming for are about 90-100g Fat/275-300g Carbs/275-300g protein.

With my lean body mass that's approximately 1.8g Protein/lb body weight.
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Well, I'm saying maintenance, but it could very well be that I was overloading myself with my previous training regimen. I did an experiment on myself to see how much volume I could handle and ended up getting burnt out and didn't gain an ounce because I was doing too much. My calculated maintenance calories are 2700, but I'm trying to get 3200 cals daily. I need to stay somewhat lean for Judo with weightclasses and all.

I'm back in college, which means I'm working part-time, but with a heavy course load I'm not able to work too much. I'm really making just enough to cover my cell phone bill (cheapest phone with the cheapest plan) and my gas because I commute every day. Every spare cent that I have goes towards food or supplements (namely protein and aminos) and my parents feed me a bit, too. I have probably about 35-40 dollars a week for food/supps.

Here are the main sources of food I utilize:

Protein:
Eggs
Tuna
Tilapia
Beef (cheaper cuts)
Chicken Breasts
Cottage Cheese (I hate it, but it's cheap)

Carbs:
Brown Rice
Sweet Potatoes
Potatoes
Oats
Green Veggies (Spinach, Asparagus, and Artichokes in particular)
Yogurt if I'm in a pinch
Blueberries
Oranges
Bananas
Strawberries

Fats:
Almonds
Walnuts
Peanut Butter
Olive Oil
Whatever is naturally in my food

As far as supplements go:
Whey Protein twice a day (Pre and post-workout)
Casein at night with Cottage Cheese and Milk

A lot of the supps actually come from samples, so I don't spend too much on supps.

The macros that I'm aiming for are about 90-100g Fat/275-300g Carbs/275-300g protein.

With my lean body mass that's approximately 1.8g Protein/lb body weight.
I reckon you should start a log, espm, with all this info in it, along with your training etc. It's a great way to get tips and advice as you progress.
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Axle clean-press: 100 kgs (220 lbs)
Bench press: 135 kgs (298 lbs) - 1st PL meet 16th October 2011
Deadlift w/Barbell: 180 kgs (397 lbs)
Deadlift w/Hexbar: 225 kgs (496 lbs)
Farmers walk: 240 kgs (530 lbs), 50 feet
Front squat: 100 kgs (220 lbs)
Log clean-press: 100 kgs (220 lbs)
Strict OHP: 85 kgs (187 lbs) 3 reps
Tyre flip: 260 kgs (573 lbs), 100 feet
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