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    I trained for football for 8 years, I saw some seriously stupid shit go down. Most of the coaches that were responsible for making the lifting programs I followed were either fat slobs or pencil neck geeks and they would be quick to program curls or sell you the newest energy supplement which has some crazy name that could easily make you believe it doubles for male enhancement. After finishing football I wasn't really sure what I wanted to do. So, like lots of other guys, I decided I wanted to get cut up. I convinced myself this would help me get laid and off I went. Fortunately, I came across Ross Enamait's Infinite Intensity ( Maybe the only book I recommend for a none specialists beside coach Rippetoe's two). I followed the program, had great results and got into crossfit avoiding pure strength training thinking I would get fat. After following crossfit for a while I realized a few things. 1) I liked to lift heavy shit 2) I really had no desire to be anything like the 155 pound dudes that excelled at crossfit main page. 3) Doing "constantly varied" shit pissed me off. So after a brief stint experimenting with hybrid program's I've finally realized I'd rather be the dude at the bar no one wants to fuck with rather than the guy who seeks satisfaction from seeing his abs in the mirror after a shower. So I'm starting back at the beginning trying to get my man card back.

    Starting Weight: 218
    Squat Max: 420
    Deadlift Max: 585
    Bench Max: 285
    Press Max: 170

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    For a warm up I usually spend about 10 minutes doing soft tissue work with a foam roller and lax ball the spend about 10 minutes doing joint mobility and dynamic stretching.

    To summarize my nutritional plan: Eat what ever I fell like.

    Recovery is key so I take fish oil.

    Monday: Squat 3x5@335, Bench 3x5@225, Strict Chin-Ups x 9,7,5, Plank w/ 45# on back 3x60s

    Wednesday: Squat 3x5@340, Press 3x5@135, Deadlift 1x5@435, 45 degree back extensions 3x20 w/ hands above head

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    I like the attitude of this log. Ill follow it along mang. Gota respect someone else whos droping Crossfit to get STRONGER.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BStrong70 View Post
    I'd rather be the dude at the bar no one wants to fuck with rather than the guy who seeks satisfaction from seeing his abs in the mirror after a shower. So I'm starting back at the beginning trying to get my man card back.
    Sounds like you never lost your man card to me, sounds like you were just trying to find your place. There's a lot of bullshit out there, in the fitness universe. Fuck me, if my mom had her way, I'd be doing P90X right now --she's a nutritionist/aerobics instructor. Now, I don't take anything away from P90X OR XFit, I'm not here to talk shit. BUT I will say this... Before I started a dyed-in-wool barbell program, I was a weak spitfuck with a HUGE beer gut. Now, my gut is gone and I'm getting strong. Every time out I'm putting new weight on the bar. Later on, if I want some metcon stuff or whatever, I can go and program that in, once I'm not a novice anymore. But you gotta get strong to get there, and YOU can too, just gotta stick with the program, ignore how you look and focus on performance only.

    I'm gonna keep reading this log too, because here's another man who found where he belongs, another man who had the balls to say "I need to start at the ground level."

    Fuckin' a!

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    Strength training is defiantly the way to go. It defiantly shares a spot with beer in the realm of masculinity. I'm shooting for a raw 1400 bench, squat, deadlift total at 220 body weight by august. I'm probably going to wait a while to add metcon. Ill add it either if i anticipate needing to run from the police or i've gained enough weight were im having erotic dreams about ring dings.

    On a side not I bought a pair of Coach's shoes from Rogue Fitness. They did what they were designed to do. All in all i like them, but if any one tells you to get a half size smaller and you have wide feet don't listen to them. I had to bring my pair to the shoe maker to soften them up.

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    Friday: Squat 3x5@345, Bench 3x5@230, Pull ups x 10,8,6, plank with 45# plate 3x 65s

    A solid end to the first week.

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    Great start to the log, already highly entertaining. Your starting weights are rediculous! If I am as strong as you are now in year I will be happy (in other words, I hate you )

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    "Everybody in the gym wants to be a bodybiulder but no buddy wants to lift this heavy ass weight. I do it though."

    "This 800 pounds, 800 solid ass pounds"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgkYHx3LwM0

    check out around 3:50, I wanna get to a point were I can just yell out crazy stuff and no one will ask me to calm down for fear of pissing me off.

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    Yea buddy, Lightweight

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    starting strength nutrition camp
    Week 2
    Monday: Squat 3x5@350, Press 3x5@140, chin ups 3x11,7,5, 45 degree back extension with 5 pounds overhead 3 x 20

    Felt good today. Teddy fuckin ball game, he hit that one out of the park.

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