Muscle and Brawn Forums
 

Go Back   Muscle and Brawn Forums > Training > Training Logs

Notices

Training Logs Keep your training and supplement logs here

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-24-2013, 07:11 PM   #1
Soldier
Soldier
is judging you.
Senior Member
Max Brawn
Points: 13,661, Level: 76 Points: 13,661, Level: 76 Points: 13,661, Level: 76
Activity: 46% Activity: 46% Activity: 46%
 
Soldier's Avatar
 

Join Date: May 2011
Location: Ft. Hood, Tx
Posts: 3,572
Training Exp: On and off for 15 years.
Training Type: ARGH!!!
Fav Exercise: Bosu kickback pistols
Fav Supp: Crack on a trisket
My Mood: Doubtful
Reputation: 208504
Soldier is a master memberSoldier is a master memberSoldier is a master memberSoldier is a master memberSoldier is a master memberSoldier is a master memberSoldier is a master memberSoldier is a master memberSoldier is a master memberSoldier is a master memberSoldier is a master member
Default Home gym chronicles, part 4; back to building

There's been a huge change for me. After about a year of applying myself towards the goal of becoming a competitive powerlifter I've decided to hang it up. I first decided to commit myself to powerlifting because my wife was doing it as well, and it was meant to be something we could do as a family. Unfortunately, my wife didn't keep up her training, and now something that was menat to bring us together is actually starting to tear my family apart. If I want to continue to improve in powerlifting than it will require more and more of my time, and that's just not something I can give when I already have to give so much time to my job.

So, now it's on to the next thing. One thing I liked about powerlifting is that my goals were clear; put more weight on the bar. Before powerlifting I was always trying to do a little of everything and it wans't really getting me very far. I'm going to commit myself to bodybuilding. Unlike powerlifting, I don't really expect to compete. I just want to have an awesome, powerful physique. In being back at a gym over the past few weeks I've seen a lot of strong looking guys, and I was pretty jealous. I found solice in the fact that I could put more weight on the bar than they could, but that's not going to be the focus anymore, and honestly, it never really gave me much solice anyways.

Honestly, my training isn't going to change very much. The volume will go up, the intensity will go down, and the rest times will go down. The first goal will be a cut, this time unburdened by the need to maintain strength.

Today was lower body day. I trained at the gym.

High bar, bodybuilding squat-
45x5
45x5
135x8
225x5
275x5
315x3
275x5
225x5
225x7
225x8

SLDL-
135x8
135x8
135x8

Leg press-
270x8
360x8
470x8
470x8

GHR-
BWx8
BWx8
BWx8

I swear, the most popular ab machine in the gym is the GHR. I've only seen one other person use it as a GHR and he was a powerlifter, but there's ALWAYS someone doing abs on that thing. I'm pretty sure I got some weird looks when I was on it because people thought I was using it wrong.

Anyways, good workout. I got the whole thing done in a little over an hour and I can tell you for sure that I'll be feeling it tomorrow.

For the moment I'll probably be training 4 days a week with an upper/lower split. This split and I have a good history together, so it'll be fun to see what I can do with it now that I have different goals.
__________________
Currently training for raw competition.
Gym PR's at 242-
465, 345, 515, 1325
Goals-
Win.
Soldier is online now   Reply With Quote


Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Old 07-25-2013, 10:56 AM   #2
brad1224
brad1224
has no status.
Senior Member
Max Brawn
Points: 5,212, Level: 46 Points: 5,212, Level: 46 Points: 5,212, Level: 46
Activity: 2% Activity: 2% Activity: 2%
 
brad1224's Avatar
 
Cake Of Chaos Champion!
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 838
Reputation: 43242
brad1224 is a lifting machinebrad1224 is a lifting machinebrad1224 is a lifting machinebrad1224 is a lifting machinebrad1224 is a lifting machinebrad1224 is a lifting machinebrad1224 is a lifting machinebrad1224 is a lifting machinebrad1224 is a lifting machinebrad1224 is a lifting machinebrad1224 is a lifting machine


Default

big ole leg day! along for the ride man
__________________
EAT BIG TO GET BIG

***AAEFX REP***



Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AllAmericanEFX
Twitter: @AllAmericanEFX
Instagram: @AAEFX

http://www.aaefx.com
brad1224 is offline   Reply With Quote


Share with Facebook
Old 07-25-2013, 12:21 PM   #3
Soldier
Soldier
is judging you.
Senior Member
Max Brawn
Points: 13,661, Level: 76 Points: 13,661, Level: 76 Points: 13,661, Level: 76
Activity: 46% Activity: 46% Activity: 46%
 
Soldier's Avatar
 

Join Date: May 2011
Location: Ft. Hood, Tx
Posts: 3,572
Training Exp: On and off for 15 years.
Training Type: ARGH!!!
Fav Exercise: Bosu kickback pistols
Fav Supp: Crack on a trisket
My Mood: Doubtful
Reputation: 208504
Soldier is a master memberSoldier is a master memberSoldier is a master memberSoldier is a master memberSoldier is a master memberSoldier is a master memberSoldier is a master memberSoldier is a master memberSoldier is a master memberSoldier is a master memberSoldier is a master member
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by brad1224 View Post
big ole leg day! along for the ride man
If I can build half the physique you've got I'll consider it a success. Thanks for checking it out!
__________________
Currently training for raw competition.
Gym PR's at 242-
465, 345, 515, 1325
Goals-
Win.
Soldier is online now   Reply With Quote


Share with Facebook
Old 07-25-2013, 08:09 PM   #4
Soldier
Soldier
is judging you.
Senior Member
Max Brawn
Points: 13,661, Level: 76 Points: 13,661, Level: 76 Points: 13,661, Level: 76
Activity: 46% Activity: 46% Activity: 46%
 
Soldier's Avatar
 

Join Date: May 2011
Location: Ft. Hood, Tx
Posts: 3,572
Training Exp: On and off for 15 years.
Training Type: ARGH!!!
Fav Exercise: Bosu kickback pistols
Fav Supp: Crack on a trisket
My Mood: Doubtful
Reputation: 208504
Soldier is a master memberSoldier is a master memberSoldier is a master memberSoldier is a master memberSoldier is a master memberSoldier is a master memberSoldier is a master memberSoldier is a master memberSoldier is a master memberSoldier is a master memberSoldier is a master member
Default

First upper body day since moving into bodybuilding. My goal was to hit my chest, shoulders, and triceps today, and I did a little of everything to see how my bum shoulder would react. It actually held up pretty well.

I'm not going to be able to remember everything I did and what weights I used, but I'll give it a go anyways.

Bench press machine-
90x20
90x15
180x8
180x8
180x8
180x12

Single arm overhead press-
20x20
35x10
45x10
55x8
50x10

Dumbell bench press-
40x20
55x15
55x15

Hang clean and press-
I used the bodybuilding bar for this. I'm not sure how much it weighs, so I'm going to assume it's 25lb.
25x20
75x15
95x8
115x8
115x8

After that I finished up with a drop set on the lateral raise machine. Definitely got lots of shoulders in today.

Good times.
__________________
Currently training for raw competition.
Gym PR's at 242-
465, 345, 515, 1325
Goals-
Win.
Soldier is online now   Reply With Quote


Share with Facebook
Old 07-27-2013, 08:09 AM   #5
Soldier
Soldier
is judging you.
Senior Member
Max Brawn
Points: 13,661, Level: 76 Points: 13,661, Level: 76 Points: 13,661, Level: 76
Activity: 46% Activity: 46% Activity: 46%
 
Soldier's Avatar
 

Join Date: May 2011
Location: Ft. Hood, Tx
Posts: 3,572
Training Exp: On and off for 15 years.
Training Type: ARGH!!!
Fav Exercise: Bosu kickback pistols
Fav Supp: Crack on a trisket
My Mood: Doubtful
Reputation: 208504
Soldier is a master memberSoldier is a master memberSoldier is a master memberSoldier is a master memberSoldier is a master memberSoldier is a master memberSoldier is a master memberSoldier is a master memberSoldier is a master memberSoldier is a master memberSoldier is a master member
Default

Weight check- 231.6

It's amazing what you can do in just a few days when you don't have to worry about your lifts. I even had quesadillas for dinner last night, but I've just been eating a bit less at every meal and it's paying off.

I forgot just how sore I can get. Powerlifting makes your joints ache, which is one of the things I was getting tired of, but right now every muscle in my body except my upper back and biceps are so sore that most of my muscles are actually tender to the touch. It's not comfortable, and I can't wait for my body to get used to this so I won't be so utterly sore.

Today, Saturday, is supposed to be an epic training day. I'll do 5x5 deadlifts then hit my legs, upper back, and biceps all in one session. I wrote out my training plan yesterday and I'm pretty excited with it. Because most of my training will be done at a well equipped but busy gym I left the workouts vague, more like a general outline that allows me to choose what movement to do based on what equipment is available at the time.
__________________
Currently training for raw competition.
Gym PR's at 242-
465, 345, 515, 1325
Goals-
Win.
Soldier is online now   Reply With Quote


Share with Facebook
Old 07-27-2013, 09:11 AM   #6
jdmalm123
jdmalm123
one rep is plenty!
Less is More
Max Brawn
Points: 12,925, Level: 74 Points: 12,925, Level: 74 Points: 12,925, Level: 74
Activity: 12% Activity: 12% Activity: 12%
 
jdmalm123's Avatar
 
Yeti Sports 1 Long Ass Shot Champion!
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Colorado
Posts: 3,858
Training Exp: not enough
Training Type: Powerbuilding
Fav Exercise: All of 'em
Fav Supp: Milk shake
My Mood: Yeehaw
Reputation: 397380
jdmalm123 is an elite memberjdmalm123 is an elite memberjdmalm123 is an elite memberjdmalm123 is an elite memberjdmalm123 is an elite memberjdmalm123 is an elite memberjdmalm123 is an elite memberjdmalm123 is an elite memberjdmalm123 is an elite memberjdmalm123 is an elite memberjdmalm123 is an elite member


Default

I look forward to following someone who is crystal clear on their goals!
__________________
Personal goals:
BP:275, MP:185, DL:405, SQ:365, BF:10-12%, BW: 205 lbs.
Run the Tough Mudder Sep 6th & Fix shoulders!
"If you're not taking any risks, don't expect any rewards."
jdmalm123 is offline   Reply With Quote


Share with Facebook
Old 07-27-2013, 11:42 AM   #7
BendtheBar
BendtheBar
is getting skinny(ish)
Bearded Beast of Duloc
Max Brawn
Points: 1,482,261, Level: 100 Points: 1,482,261, Level: 100 Points: 1,482,261, Level: 100
Activity: 44% Activity: 44% Activity: 44%
 
BendtheBar's Avatar
 
Extreme Mini Golf Champion!Tournaments Won: 6

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 80,303
Training Exp: 20+ years
Training Type: Powerbuilding
Fav Exercise: Deadlift
Fav Supp: Butter
My Mood: Lurking
Reputation: 2558677
BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!
Default

In for epic part 4.
__________________
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Destroy That Which Destroys You

"Let bravery be thy choice, but not bravado."


BendtheBar is online now   Reply With Quote


Share with Facebook
Old 07-27-2013, 08:56 PM   #8
Soldier
Soldier
is judging you.
Senior Member
Max Brawn
Points: 13,661, Level: 76 Points: 13,661, Level: 76 Points: 13,661, Level: 76
Activity: 46% Activity: 46% Activity: 46%
 
Soldier's Avatar
 

Join Date: May 2011
Location: Ft. Hood, Tx
Posts: 3,572
Training Exp: On and off for 15 years.
Training Type: ARGH!!!
Fav Exercise: Bosu kickback pistols
Fav Supp: Crack on a trisket
My Mood: Doubtful
Reputation: 208504
Soldier is a master memberSoldier is a master memberSoldier is a master memberSoldier is a master memberSoldier is a master memberSoldier is a master memberSoldier is a master memberSoldier is a master memberSoldier is a master memberSoldier is a master memberSoldier is a master member
Default

Thanks guys. I'm feeling very positive at the moment.

I think I have a short term goal, but it's an odd one; I want to be Bane. For Halloween, that is. I want to make Tom Hardy look like shit in comparison, which actually won't be hard. I'm already bigger and have comparable body fat levels to Tom in the movie. I want to be bigger than bane but more ripped than Tom from Warrior. Not sure if I can pull that off by Halloween, but I'm going to try.

I didn't train today. The gym closes fairly early on the weekends and the wife and I had to go look for houses. I'll go tomorrow and tear it up.

Steak burritos for dinner. They were fantastic, so I'm going to write out how I made them because I'm a little buzzed right now and I'm bored.

I used sirloin steak. When I do steak for sandwiches or burritos I always grill it as a whole piece then slice it afterwards. that makes it more tender as long as you leave it pink or even red in the middle. It's best to let steak rest for at least 5 minutes before you slice it. That way it holds in more juice than if you just cut it up right off the grill. After slicing up the steak I put it in a mixing bowl and mixed it up with brown rice along with some cheese and picante sauce, which I prefer to salsa.

I then took this mixture and poured it into my tortillas, rolled them up, then poured a mixture of salsa and cheese (microwaved together then stirred up) over the rolled burritos. I like burritos like this. I call them restaurant style because if you go to a Mexican restaurant that's how you'll get them.

Anyways, today was one of those dieting days where you know you probably didn't lose any fat, but probably didn't gain any either, and I'm of with days like that, especially on the weekend.

Training and mowing tomorrow, so hopefully I can have a low intake day and lose some fat too.
__________________
Currently training for raw competition.
Gym PR's at 242-
465, 345, 515, 1325
Goals-
Win.
Soldier is online now   Reply With Quote


Share with Facebook
Old 07-27-2013, 10:33 PM   #9
Soldier
Soldier
is judging you.
Senior Member
Max Brawn
Points: 13,661, Level: 76 Points: 13,661, Level: 76 Points: 13,661, Level: 76
Activity: 46% Activity: 46% Activity: 46%
 
Soldier's Avatar
 

Join Date: May 2011
Location: Ft. Hood, Tx
Posts: 3,572
Training Exp: On and off for 15 years.
Training Type: ARGH!!!
Fav Exercise: Bosu kickback pistols
Fav Supp: Crack on a trisket
My Mood: Doubtful
Reputation: 208504
Soldier is a master memberSoldier is a master memberSoldier is a master memberSoldier is a master memberSoldier is a master memberSoldier is a master memberSoldier is a master memberSoldier is a master memberSoldier is a master memberSoldier is a master memberSoldier is a master member
Default

For some reason a girl is even hotter when you know she can kick your ass.
__________________
Currently training for raw competition.
Gym PR's at 242-
465, 345, 515, 1325
Goals-
Win.
Soldier is online now   Reply With Quote


Share with Facebook
Old 07-28-2013, 10:43 AM   #10
jdmalm123
jdmalm123
one rep is plenty!
Less is More
Max Brawn
Points: 12,925, Level: 74 Points: 12,925, Level: 74 Points: 12,925, Level: 74
Activity: 12% Activity: 12% Activity: 12%
 
jdmalm123's Avatar
 
Yeti Sports 1 Long Ass Shot Champion!
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Colorado
Posts: 3,858
Training Exp: not enough
Training Type: Powerbuilding
Fav Exercise: All of 'em
Fav Supp: Milk shake
My Mood: Yeehaw
Reputation: 397380
jdmalm123 is an elite memberjdmalm123 is an elite memberjdmalm123 is an elite memberjdmalm123 is an elite memberjdmalm123 is an elite memberjdmalm123 is an elite memberjdmalm123 is an elite memberjdmalm123 is an elite memberjdmalm123 is an elite memberjdmalm123 is an elite memberjdmalm123 is an elite member


Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Soldier View Post
blah blah blah ass.


PS Tom Hardy = traps
__________________
Personal goals:
BP:275, MP:185, DL:405, SQ:365, BF:10-12%, BW: 205 lbs.
Run the Tough Mudder Sep 6th & Fix shoulders!
"If you're not taking any risks, don't expect any rewards."
jdmalm123 is offline   Reply With Quote


Share with Facebook
Reply

Bookmarks


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Home gym chronicles, diet edition; Apex predator Soldier Diet Logs 22 01-19-2014 07:44 PM
Home gym chronicles, part III; seriously, you're too fat Soldier Training Logs 60 07-23-2013 12:51 PM
Home gym chronicles, diet edition; redux Soldier Diet Logs 3 07-20-2013 08:25 AM
Home gym chronicles, Part II; mind over fatter Soldier Training Logs 236 06-02-2013 08:00 AM
Home gym chronicles, part 1; the great bulk Soldier Training Logs 147 02-12-2013 12:08 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:21 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.