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Old 01-05-2011, 09:36 AM   #1
Six Million Dollar Man
Max Brawn

Join Date: Jan 2011
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Hey Guys.

MC here! Decided to log over here and hopefully get some feedback and learn a lot.

Brief history: Former skinny (155 out of high school) comic book, pro wrestling loving nerd. Divorced dad of two great kids - a dancer and pee-wee footballer--who got tired to looking skinny and finally decided to build a body like his favorite X-Men (or Titans or Avengers, take your pic).

Trained for a long time using stuff read in Men's Health and got nowhere (I had no knowledge of nutrition or progression and thought I could look like fitness models by doing those fold-outs --yeah right!). Found a good site about a year ago and learned a ton. Bulked to 208 and injured my shoulder and rotator cuff (Shoulder was protracting a lot, pinching my RC and biceps tendon. I had to completely relearn how it was supposed to move and stay put). That, PT rehab, and stomach sickness took me out of the gym for 2 months and dropped me down to 193.

Have now been back in the gym since November 1st and have gained 11.7 pounds in that time.

Currently 205.5 @ 6'2" (and growing).

My split is a 5 day one. I hit the gym Mon-Fri at 5:30 am as most weekends are out for me due to kid committments and such. I work around a very sore back (I am making an appointment as I think it is arthritic) and my shoulder, which is better, but screams when I try to get crazy in the gym.

Training will look like this:

Chest/Core or Cardio
Back/Core or Cardio (depending on Monday)
Shoulders/Core or Cardio
Arms/Core or Cardio (depending on Thursday)

Goals for 2011:
I am bulking and feeling bigger at a lower weight and in better shape than when I was 208 last June. I'd like to see what 210 and then maybe 215 look like.

I don't have any lift-specific goals. The way my shoulder feels with pressing, I may never bench over 200 pounds again.

I just want to be able to train, grow and stay injury free.

Thanks to any and all who read and come along for the ride!

Cheers (as Carl would say)
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