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    Introduction: This is the beginning of my log for becoming more Awesome. I will be posting my workouts and food intake everyday.

    Background: 35 Male who got into weightlifting from a class taken at UNC Chapel Hill while finishing up 4 year degree. Started with a 110 lb barbell deadlift.

    Current numbers:
    BW: 230-240
    Height: 5"8.5
    Deadlift: 405x1
    Squat: 365x2
    Bench: 225x4
    Olympic Press: 200x2

    Mission: To hold myself accountable for my workouts and food intake so I can be stronger and faster, and be more Awesome. To adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically my own

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    09/04/12
    Bench Day

    Olympic Press (OP)
    45x5
    95x5
    135x5

    Bench Press (BP)
    135x5
    155x5
    170x5
    190x3
    210x5

    Seated Row (SR) done between each set of BP
    120x5x10

    Close Grip Bench Press (CGBP) w/ Pause
    135x3x10

    Incline Bench (IB) w/ Pause
    95x10
    135x2x10

    Gotta say I never do this kind of volume with BP work, which probably explains why there is only a 25 lb gap between my OP and BP.

    jimmy johns gargantuan unwich with extra bacon
    sugar free energy drink
    guava juice
    pork belly, beef tendon, tilapia, chicken, ribs, lamb
    Last edited by edmondantes; 09-07-2012 at 02:55 AM.

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    09/05/12
    Rest Day

    7 whole eggs 5 eggwhites
    Sesame Chicken
    Shrimp Fried Rice
    Last edited by edmondantes; 09-07-2012 at 02:54 AM.

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    09/06/12
    OP / BP Day

    OP
    45x5
    95x5
    135x5
    155x5
    180x5
    150x5 (planned on doing more reps but didn't rest long enough between worksets)

    Pulldown (PD)
    140x3x10 (Between OP work sets)

    BP
    45x5
    95x5
    135x5
    150x5
    170x5
    195x7

    SR
    140x3x10 (Between BP worksets)

    CGBP
    135x3x10

    Argh, my left shoulder hurts.

    2 x teriyaki chicken
    Last edited by edmondantes; 09-07-2012 at 02:15 PM.

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    9/7/12

    Deadlift
    135x10
    225x8
    225x5
    275x3
    275x3
    325x8

    Bend Over Rows (BOR)
    135x4x10
    185x1x10

    BS
    135x10

    FS
    135x3x10

    Didn't go by 531 schedule exactly
    Squats were for getting used to the belt

    7 whole eggs + 5 egg whites

    Outback
    14oz ribeye steak
    Clam chowder
    sweet potato fries
    a piece of bread
    wings

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    9/8

    Rest Day

    3 mile walk through trails in the woods

    Practiced squatting with belt:
    Front Squat (FS)
    45x5
    95x5
    135x5
    185x5

    BS
    225x10

    Everything done fasted
    Monster Rehab 24oz
    Double carnitas Chipotle salad
    medium pizza - sauce and bacon
    stuffed bread with bacon and jalapenos

    I'm very tired of eating this way and not sleeping well as a result. 6 lbs of beef roast in the slow cooker and 4 lbs of ground beef ready for vodka sauce/curry.
    Last edited by edmondantes; 09-09-2012 at 09:13 PM.

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    09/09/12

    Rest Day
    Papa John's pizza - bacon, sausage, chicken
    Sushi

    BW - 243.4# - Going to weigh weekly

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    09/10/12

    Squat Day
    45x10
    135x8
    185x8
    225x5
    270x5
    305x3
    340x4
    315x5

    Good Morning (GM)
    45x10
    95x10
    135x10
    185x10

    Bulgarian Squat
    BWx3x10

    ~1lb of beef roast cooked in chinese herbs and soy sauce
    ~1lb of ground beef and yellow/red peppers cooked in trader joe's vodka sauce and a bit of chili bean sauce
    2 cups of white rice
    Last edited by edmondantes; 09-11-2012 at 09:12 PM.

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    09/11/12

    Rest Day

    ~1lb of beef roast cooked in chinese herbs and soy sauce
    ~1lb of ground beef and yellow/red peppers cooked in trader joe's vodka sauce and a bit of chili bean sauce
    6 whole eggs
    1 cup of white rice

    I probably should eat less on rest day, though I believe so far there has been a caloric deficit each day.

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    09/12/12

    Olympic Press Day

    45x10
    95x8
    125x5
    145x3
    170x3
    190x3
    210x1 PR - Took a step forward, I think it's from not going towards my nose and getting under the weight and not laying back the second time
    210x1 - Got under it better, perfect.
    220x1 PR - Took a step forward again, same problem. I think I might just be scared of getting under the weight. When I did strict, taking a step forward still counted; maybe not so with OP.
    220x1 - Took a step forward again, probably a combination of it being heavy and me being tired.
    185x4

    B1 Seated Dips (never done them before) 90, 140, 180x10
    B2 Pulled downs 160x3x8

    Considering I got up at 2:30 and stayed up til 5:30 to go to the gym, I did ok. I wanted to give 225 a shot but figured it would be better to try it when I hadn't done the 5/3/1 reps already. Right now I'm reeling from the sheer weight on my body since my arms are a little long for the weight to sit on my delts. Probably should have done more reps to acclimate myself. My sticking point is lockout, so more tri work to come.

    ~1 lb of beef curry
    6 whole eggs + 6 eggwhites
    2 chicken breasts
    3 big bowls of sliced roast beef and frozen veg in a stew

    09/13/12

    Rest Day, No food except some BCAA
    Last edited by edmondantes; 09-14-2012 at 05:25 PM.

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