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BravenFenix 01-03-2014 02:33 AM

Bravenís Training Log (2014)
 
2013 was an amazing year; I was finally able to start training and living life. Before 2013, I had severe lower leg issues for 4-5 years and was depressed (so much for high school and college being the best years). I came from a kickboxing background with the desires of making a career out of it and I could not walk up a flight of stairs or jog 30sec without having my calves completely cramp up. Three different doctors told me that surgery was the only option; however paying for it was not an option, so I continued on hoping and looking for other options. Around 4th of July of 2011, I decided that to start some form of training, started doing push ups/pull ups and cardio with the Burn Machine (upper body cardio equipment). I did 2-3 workouts a week and hammered around 8-12 sets of each until I couldn't do them properly any more. Eventually, people started noticing changes and I started to feel and look better. I continued doing it and during the winter of 2012 I figured out what the issue was and had it taken care of in 1 month with a deep tissue therapist for a couple hundred dollars. I can’t put into words how happy and amazed I was, as well as angry at those greedy or ignorant doctors. I started doing bodyweight lunges/squats/deadlifts with an empty bar around New Years of 2013 and 4 months later I was able to squat 100lb for 5x5. I officially started training and started a training log from day one (http://muscleandbrawn.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13358).

My intentions were to do a 5x5 program with isolation's and other lifts for fun, however, I couldn't Bench, Row, or Press with proper form for several months mainly due to large imbalances in my upper body. I was also afraid to deadlift due to my history, but consistently working on them eventually paid off. Over time, my program evolved into what it is today, a very similar program to the Ice Cream Fitness Novice 5x5 and I’m looking put on as much muscle mass and strength as I can. So, I hope 2014 will be an even better year for us all, now let’s go lift!

2013 Stats:
Weight: 163.4lb
Oly Squat: 220 (4x5)
Squat: 245 (4x5)
Bench Press: 160 (5x5)
Deadlift: 290x5(1)
Standing Press: 105 (5x5)
Barbell Row: 165 (5x5)

BravenFenix 01-03-2014 02:37 AM

01.02.14, Thu @165.6lb


Face Pull
80x 16/16/


Squat
45x 5/5/
115x 5/
165x 3/
185x 2/
205x 1/
225x 5/5/5/5/


Deadlift
135x 5/5/
185x 5/
205x 3/
225x 2/
245x 1/
275x 5/


Standing Press
45x 5/
65x 5/
65x 3/
100x 5/5/5/5/5/


Barbell Row
135x 5/
155x 5/5/5/5/5/


Bench Press
45x 5/
120x 8/8/8/


Incline Curl
20x 8/8/7/


Weighted Crunch
17.5x 12/12/12/


Hammer Pull Up
10/

gForce 01-03-2014 05:26 AM

Nice write up. Subscribed and following. Kill it this year!

BravenFenix 01-03-2014 06:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gForce (Post 443330)
Nice write up. Subscribed and following. Kill it this year!

Same to you man. I'll follow and see your training too.

BendtheBar 01-04-2014 03:21 PM

Good squatting and deadlifting. Keep it up.

BravenFenix 01-05-2014 12:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BendtheBar (Post 443863)
Good squatting and deadlifting. Keep it up.

Thanks BtB. They're feeling good.

BravenFenix 01-05-2014 12:14 AM

01.04.14, Sat @162lb

-I forgot about the gym hours and they shut off the lights as I finished the last set.


Face Pull
80x 16/16/


Squat
45x 5/5/
115x 5/
165x 3/
205x 2/
230x 5/5/5/5/

BravenFenix 01-06-2014 05:13 AM

01.05.14, Sun @161.8lb


Face Pull
85x 16/16/


Bench Press
45x 5/
95x 5/
135x 3/3/3/
165x 5/5/4/4/4/


Barbell Row
135x 5/
170x 5/5/5/5/5/5/


Barbell Shrug
250x 8/8/8/8/


Rope Pushdown
70x 10/10/10/10/


Weighted 45į Hyper
45x 10/10/10/


Incline Curl
20x 8/8/6/

BravenFenix 01-08-2014 01:52 AM

01.07.14, Tue @161.8lb

-Everything felt very heavy. I was thinking of not going, hadn't eaten properly the last three days, probably had 1/2 the caloiries each day, been sick and wanted to see if I could push it.


Face Pull
85x 16/16/

Squat
45x 5/5/
115x 5/
165x 3/
205x 2/
225x 5/5/5/5/

Deadlift
135x 5/

gForce 01-08-2014 07:19 AM

Tomorrow's another day. Just showing up is half the battle sometimes.


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