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Blazin's V-Diet Start 6/15/09


#1

So I’m starting the V-Diet today, a few hours in… at this point in my journey I’ve reached the point where I needed a powerful push to the finish line.

I’ve been working out for about 2 years now and managed to lose nearly 70lbs. I look “good” as everyone says, but I want to look great. I want to be comfortable with my shirt off and not just be a skinny fat bastard.

That’s where V-Diet comes in. I’ve been floating up and down +/- 5lbs of 215 for about 6 months… I can’t really get myself below that. Weight isn’t the most important thing to me; however, body comp is, and not matter how tight I pull in my diet I can’t seem to get the results I’m looking for.

I’ll be giving this diet all I’ve got to cut the excess fat from my body.

Beginning stats and pictures to follow.

Stay tuned.


#2

Well day one done, didn’t get to measure or take pictures last night, was a late/busy day.

I did make it to the gym, because I did what mattered in my mind…

4 Circuits
A1: Front Squats
5 @ 185
A2: Chinups
5 @ BW+45
A3: DB Flat Bench
5 @ pair 65 too light
5 @ pair 75 too heavy
5 @ pair 70 just right x 2 (last two circuits)
A4: Ab Rollout on fitness ball
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Weighed in this morning to get a more accurate/consistent reading – 218lbs

Will have time to get pictures and measurements tonight… 27 days and counting.


#3

Official start measurements:

Height – 6’3"
Weight – 218
Neck – 15.5"
Shoulders – 47"
Chest - Upper – 40.5"
Chest - Lower – 39.5"
Waist - at Navel – 36.5"
Waist - at largest – 38"
Hips - at largest – 40"
Upper Arm - L - 14.5"
Upper Arm - R - 14.5"
Upper Leg - L - 24"
Upper Leg - R - 24"
Lower Leg - L - 16"
Lower Leg - R - 16"
Ankle - L - 9.5"
Ankle - R - 9.5"


#4

Photos:

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#5

Inspiration for the Journey.


#6

Today’s workout:

Reverse Lunge
8, 8, 8, 8, 8 @ pair of 50lbs DB

Bent Row
8, 8, 8, 8, 8 @ 135

Push Press
8, 6, 7, 5, 7, 4, 3 @ 135 – FML

Barbell Curl
8, 8, 8, 8, 8 @ 75

Reverse Crunch on floor
8, 8, 8, 8, 8


#7

HSM planned for tomorrow night, will update with food porn after creation, but here’s a teaser -

Main Component - Bake Stuffed Haddock
Side - Sauteed Asparagus
Salad - Mixed Greens with oil
Dessert - Blueberry and Strawberry mix

Stay tuned for the food porn.


#8

Bake stuffed haddock with asparagus and brown rice.


#9

Blueberries and Strawberries


#10

Height – 6’3"
Weight – 218 – 213
Neck – 15.5" – 15.5’
Shoulders – 47" – 46"
Chest - Upper – 40.5" – 40"
Chest - Lower – 39.5" – 39.5"
Waist - at Navel – 36.5" – 35"
Waist - at largest – 38" – 37"
Hips - at largest – 40" – 39"
Upper Arm - L - 14.5" – 14.5"
Upper Arm - R - 14.5" – 14.5"
Upper Leg - L - 24" – 23.5"
Upper Leg - R - 24" – 23.5"
Lower Leg - L - 16" – 16"
Lower Leg - R - 16" – 16"
Ankle - L - 9.5" – 9.5"
Ankle - R - 9.5" – 9.5"


#11

Doing well mate,just two things

  1. you might want to increase your weights as you shouldn’t be able to do 8 reps on the third set.Its 8/9 rep max on the first set then naturally the reps you can do decrease with fatigue.

2)Love the inspiration!!

BTW i aren’t trying to be a wise guy,just want you to succeed and get the best out of the workouts.

keep going pal


#12

[quote]burleywhite wrote:
Doing well mate,just two things

  1. you might want to increase your weights as you shouldn’t be able to do 8 reps on the third set.Its 8/9 rep max on the first set then naturally the reps you can do decrease with fatigue.

2)Love the inspiration!!

BTW i aren’t trying to be a wise guy,just want you to succeed and get the best out of the workouts.

keep going pal [/quote]

– Really?

I didn’t know that, so you should be shooting for 40 reps, but you should aim for 8/9 reps max on the first set… then whatever happens after that… you just keep going (adding sets) til you meet the rep requirement?

example:

8, 6, 6, 5, 5, 4, 3, 3 = 40 reps, but is 8 sets. If so I definitely should be upping the weight


#13

Well today’s training figure I’d put it up

Front Squats
225
5,4,3,2,2,3,1

Chinups
BW+45
5,4,4,3,2,2

Flat DB Bench
pair of 75s
5,4,4,4,3

Ab Ball Rollouts
10, 7, 3 – these weren’t hard, just I didn’t do them on a mat so my knees were fucking killing me… next time I’ll use an even smaller ball (smallest) to make it some what more difficult


#14

[quote]Blazin wrote:
burleywhite wrote:
Doing well mate,just two things

  1. you might want to increase your weights as you shouldn’t be able to do 8 reps on the third set.Its 8/9 rep max on the first set then naturally the reps you can do decrease with fatigue.

2)Love the inspiration!!

BTW i aren’t trying to be a wise guy,just want you to succeed and get the best out of the workouts.

keep going pal

– Really?

I didn’t know that, so you should be shooting for 40 reps, but you should aim for 8/9 reps max on the first set… then whatever happens after that… you just keep going (adding sets) til you meet the rep requirement?

example:

8, 6, 6, 5, 5, 4, 3, 3 = 40 reps, but is 8 sets. If so I definitely should be upping the weight
[/quote]

Yes you just keep going until you hit20/40 reps…or you die!!!Whichever happens first.Everyone seems to hit there rep target first though.Some people on here have taken 10 sets to complete,if you download the training program it goes upto 10 sets for each exercise.


#15

I think I got it down yesterday… worked well… pretty much destroyed myself on front squats and chinups… forget about it… noticing some of the fatigue

Overall I’m losing hunger pains… great but I’m wondering if it’s stalling my loss… we shall see on fri/saturday’s weigh-in


#16

Training today, totally crossed routines and out of order… oh well it’s what happens when you try to go from memory

Bent BB Row
155lbs
8, 7, 7, 6, 6

Push Press
135lbs
8, 6, 6, 4, 4, 4, 4, 3, 1

Reverse Lunge
pair of 50s
8
pair of 65s
6, 6, 4, 4, 6, 3, 3

BB Curls
90 lbs
8, 6, 6, 5, 6, 4, 3, 1, 1

Hand Walkout from Knees
8, 8, 8, 8, 8

Like I said, some stuff out of order, and I did the wrong ab portion… but whatever… i’ll just modify friday to do reverse crunches… nothing major

Good news, I was able to up all the weight to perform “FML” sets rather than straight 5 sets of 8 reps… unfortunately the Push Press performance dropped… my shoulders are shit… but today I realized something I had long forgotten (hasn’t presented itself to me in a while). My left arm is longer than my right arm… yea no lie, broke my wrist when i was very young… got it “fixed” and well now one arm is shorter…

When I had the barbell extended overhead today I was experiencing the normal stress or pain on my wrist that I normally feel, and it was becoming overwhelming on my left, I looked in the mirror and my left arm’s wrist is bent back with supporting the weight while my right arm’s wrist is straight up and down so less strain is presented… probably has to do with 90% of my low weight lifts in Barbell press-like activities, obviously it doesn’t hurt any of my pull movements.


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