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bigtim27 01-24-2011 06:29 AM

BigTim's Big Adventure to own the Reeve's look
 
Time to set up my new training log. I will start this today as soon as I'm finished work. My main goal has not changed and that is simply fat loss while maintaining muscle. I will also be doing cardio for 30 minutes post work out and 1 hour on days when not weight training. I'm still really new to this full body routine so feel free to chime in with thoughts and how to progress as I go along.

squat..........3x8-12
bb row........3x8-12....DL 3x5* see note
o/h press.....3x8-12
bench.........3x8-12
BB/DB curl...3x8-12
dips............5x10@BW Try for sets of 10
BB calf raise 3x15-20
abs

*last day of each week drop rows and do DL's instead

This wil be done 3 days per week, with two consecutive days off per week

glwanabe 01-24-2011 06:44 AM

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Originally Posted by bigtim27 (Post 110116)

Time to set up my new training log. I will start this today as soon as I'm finished work.

My main goal has not changed and that is simply fat loss while maintaining muscle. I will also be doing cardio for 30 minutes post work out and 1 hour on days when not weight training. I'm still really new to this full body routine so feel free to chime in with thoughts and how to progress as I go along.

squat..........3x8-12
bb row........3x8-12....DL 3x5* see note
o/h press.....3x8-12
bench.........3x8-12
BB/DB curl...3x8-12
dips............5x10@BW Try for sets of 10
BB calf raise 3x15-20
abs

*Middle workout of each week drop rows and do DL's instead
This wil be done 3 days per week, with two consecutive days off per week

That part was a typo that got copied.

Deadlifts are done on the last session of the week.

bigtim27 01-24-2011 06:47 AM

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Originally Posted by glwanabe (Post 110120)
That part was a typo that got copied.

Deadlifts are done on the last session of the week.

Just went back and edited the orginal post.

bigtim27 01-24-2011 06:49 AM

One question I have for today is rep range and weight selection. I believe I should be going for 50% of my 1mr for weight? and what does the rep range look like today? Should I be aiming for just 8 or 12? This still has me a bit confused.

Carl1174 01-24-2011 07:01 AM

I would aim for 8 reps today, 10 next session and 12 the last session if you can. Remember it is the weeks work you are trying to get through, not an individual session. You will probably think today is a bit light, but keep the intensity up and it will still be a good workout. Also remember in the first week you are also trying to get an angle on what weights you will be wanting to use once you have settled in to the program. You will only really know that though at the end of the 3 sessions, you wil know then what needs to be upped and what you can keep as is.

I found that I started with bench at 50% thinking i would easily up it in the second week, but i couldnt get all 12 reps for three sets in the third session, the effect of shoulders before it has just killed it. Also remember there is 5 sets of dips that will smash the chest too. There is no need to overdo it on bench (or any other single movement tbh), cos then the dips will be affected and it the WHOLE workout you are trying to do in balance, not just one particular part of it. it all fits together really well and every move compliments and effects another...

You're gonna love it buddy :)

Carl.

bigtim27 01-24-2011 07:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Carl1174 (Post 110125)
I would aim for 8 reps today, 10 next session and 12 the last session if you can. Remember it is the weeks work you are trying to get through, not an individual session. You will probably think today is a bit light, but keep the intensity up and it will still be a good workout. Also remember in the first week you are also trying to get an angle on what weights you will be wanting to use once you have settled in to the program. You will only really know that though at the end of the 3 sessions, you wil know then what needs to be upped and what you can keep as is.

I found that I started with bench at 50% thinking i would easily up it in the second week, but i couldnt get all 12 reps for three sets in the third session, the effect of shoulders before it has just killed it. Also remember there is 5 sets of dips that will smash the chest too. There is no need to overdo it on bench (or any other single movement tbh), cos then the dips will be affected and it the WHOLE workout you are trying to do in balance, not just one particular part of it. it all fits together really well and every move compliments and effects another...

You're gonna love it buddy :)

Carl.


Dammit I wish I wasn't in work right now. I really want to get this thing started lol. I'll also be taking pics today for the M&S transformation challenge. Hopefully I can start dropping that 2 lbs a week which has been elluding me for several weeks now.

glwanabe 01-24-2011 07:51 AM

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Originally Posted by bigtim27 (Post 110126)
Dammit I wish I wasn't in work right now. I really want to get this thing started lol. I'll also be taking pics today for the M&S transformation challenge. Hopefully I can start dropping that 2 lbs a week which has been elluding me for several weeks now.

Carl nailed it nicely, as to how to work it this week.

I would hold off this week on doing any added cardio on the off days.
Use this week to work on just getting established. You will find that if you work to keep your rest times tight between sets, that your going to be getting a serious cardio workout as well.

I'm not on a hard cut, I eat normally and have a couple of decent refeeds a week. I'm down about 5lbs in the last 3 weeks. I work hard to keep my intensity up. A few times a week I find myself HUNGARY! You will burn up some calories working hard on this program.

The challenge thread in the bodybuilding forum has a lot of info on all three of the programs. Ask away with any and all questions. Todays session should really just be an introduction for you.

The worst mistake you can make is to start too heavy on your weights.

BendtheBar 01-24-2011 08:01 AM

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Originally Posted by bigtim27 (Post 110126)
I'll also be taking pics today for the M&S transformation challenge.

Nice! Hope this works well for you.

MAB has a transformation contest you can double up on if interested:

http://muscleandbrawn.com/forums/201...tml#post109220

Carl1174 01-24-2011 08:10 AM

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Originally Posted by glwanabe (Post 110130)
Carl nailed it nicely, as to how to work it this week.

I would hold off this week on doing any added cardio on the off days.

## This is a great point i did it just so i could see how the program was working, what was sore etc etc... I also dropped1lb as the intensity was up for each workout. I am panting and sweating at the end of every session.

Use this week to work on just getting established. You will find that if you work to keep your rest times tight between sets, that your going to be getting a serious cardio workout as well.

I'm not on a hard cut, I eat normally and have a couple of decent refeeds a week. I'm down about 5lbs in the last 3 weeks. I work hard to keep my intensity up. A few times a week I find myself HUNGARY! You will burn up some calories working hard on this program.

## I am STARVING all day on workout days, honestly, i just want to EAT constantly lol :D

The challenge thread in the bodybuilding forum has a lot of info on all three of the programs. Ask away with any and all questions. Todays session should really just be an introduction for you.

The worst mistake you can make is to start too heavy on your weights.

This x 100.... Its easy really Tim, just do everything GL tells you and it will work ;)

Carl.

bigtim27 01-24-2011 09:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Carl1174 (Post 110134)
This x 100.... Its easy really Tim, just do everything GL tells you and it will work ;)

Carl.

Haha that was my exact plan so far Carl.


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