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Ren's V-Diet Log


#1

Hopped on the Bandwagon for April (started 4/6)

Measurements

Height - 6’2"
Weight - 197
Neck - 38.6cm
Shoulders - 118.5cm
Chest - Upper - 101.5cm (nipple line)
Chest - Lower - 91.5cm (upper abs)
Waist - at Navel - 87.5cm
Waist - at largest - 89.7cm
Hips - at largest - 104cm
Upper Arm - L - 33.3cm (38cm)
Upper Arm - R - 33.5cm (38.4cm)
Upper Leg - L - 63.3cm
Upper Leg - R - 63cm
Lower Leg - L - 39cm
Lower Leg - R - 39cm
Ankle - L - 23.9cm
Ankle - R - 23.6cm

Yes, I know it is all in cm, just doing my part to convert the States to the metric system!!

I was a little light at weigh in, last week I was 199-201 all week so maybe I was a little light on the water.

Been doing WS4SB for a few months now with fantastic results, but I need to lean up in preparation for athletic training, as I am considering playing rugby again in the fall.

My primary goal is to lose 10-15lbs and fix my eating habits. I tend to start eating clean when trying to gain weight and then start going downhill 6-8 weeks in. I have an unhealthy addiction to cool ranch Doritos that I need to kick!

Pictures coming soon, only have my cellphone camera available to me at the moment, gonna try and bum a real camera from a friend.

Am I missing anything else?


#2

Monday’s workout:

I haven’t done squats in about 4 weeks, since WS4SB has you rotate between squat and DL variation for ME exercises. The weight is lower than my 5RM, not sure how much of a difference that makes, but going at it with 235 makes me go reeeaaaally slow…

Front Squat:
215lb for 2 sets of 2, then 205lb for 3-2-2-2-2-2-1-2.
Ass to grass, I was prolly a little too cautious on slowing down on this one.

Chinups: 30lb
4-4-3-3-3-3

Dbell Bench: 80lb
4-3-3-3-3-4

Ab wheel rollout:
4-3-3-3-3-4


#3

I missed my NEPA on Monday, but I did it yesterday and today first thing in the morning after I woke up and took HRE.

2 mile walk while bouncing and catching a tennis ball, great way to get ready for the day.


#4

oh yeah, is it okay if I continue to take BCAA’s while on the V-Diet? I have been downing those things morning and night and pre and post-workout like candy.


#5

Hey Ren, welcome :wink: Cool ranch doritos. I dont know anybody that can say no to those! I dont know about the BCAAs…I think Chris told somebody that there’s no reason to take them while on the V-Diet but I am not sure. Maybe put it in the Ask Chris thread.

Anyway, looking forward to your progression.

Lisa


#6

Wednesday’s workout:

This was quite possibly the hardest most ridiculous bout of athleticism I have been forced to endure in months. I ended lying in the fetal position for 10 minutes at the end of the workout trying to muster up the will to walk to my car.

Reverse Lunge (barbell) 155
9-8-7-7-5-4

Bent Over Row (barbell) 155
9-8-8-7-8

Push Press (barbell) 115
7-7-6-5-6-5-4

Barbell Curl 70
9-9-8-7-7

Incline Reverse Crunch
9-9-9-8-5


#7

Welcome aboard.

Yes, you may add BCAA tablets, but if you’re using the l-Leucine there’s really no need.


#8

thx Chris. I’ll shelve them till after the V-diet then.

Today I realized that I can’t have HRX before I eat, spent 10 mins trying to keep myself from throwing up before my first shake.

Anyone else with this problem? Should I take HRX as I am having my first shake or about 10 mins after??


#9

If you take it in the middle of the shake, it’s easier on the stomach. Or work up to the prescribed amount instead of jumping right in with 4 per day.


#10

well, I jumped in at 4 per day because I have taken them before without any ill effects.

I’ll take 1 more later today (took 2 this morning), and then tomorrow I will try just 2 with my shake and see how it goes. If that doesn’t go over well I’ll drop to 2 a day for a few days.


#11

after doing some investigating on the forums I reckon my best bet is to drop down to 2 per day immediately. I’ll have a 3rd HRX this afternoon and then starting tomorrow will aim for 1 pill twice a day and see how that makes me feel.

Fighting back the urge to throw up all day is most unpleasant :confused:


#12

man, after thinking wednesday’s workout was bad, I feel like I have been hit by a semi and back over for good measure. My arms and shoulders are utterly destroyed!!

Today’s workout:

Deadlift 225
8-8-6-6-6-6

Neutral Grip DB Decline Bench 65s
9-8-7-7-4-5

Neutral Grip Pull-Up Bodyweight
8-6-5-5-4-5-4-3

Hand Walkout on knees
6-6-5-6-6-6-5

I am hoping its pretty normal to feel this beaten up at this point, I think a lot of it has to do with the complete change in workouts compared to what I have been doing the past few months.

The good news is tomorrow is HSM day…just found out I get to have dinner at the parents’… grilled chicken, lamb chops, salad, veggies, and yams. I am so excited you have no idea.

I actually dreamed of eating a brownie and drinking a beer (imported of course) last night…and woke up feeling guilty for dreaming about cheating on my diet!!


#13

That sounds like a very delicious HSM Ren. As long as you’re just dreaming about brownies…good to go! Great job so far, and nice job on the work out too.


#14

I took some pics earlier in the week…on my cellphone camera. Horrible quality, but it is a start. I am gonna try to get a camera from my parents or brother tomorrow to take high quality ones.

I own just about every piece of technology imaginable…except a digital camera…not sure how that happened…lol


#15

side


#16

back


#17

HRX: I started with 1 2x a day, then 2 in the morning 1 in the afternoon, now 2 at both times

Pictures: got a webcam on that computer? Might be able to rig it up to go off on a timer.

AND, is that rugby in your avi? I love watching the guys play!


#18

did the V-Burn challenge yesterday (my day 6)… took me 41 minutes to get through it all (I am doing the intermediate program). To say I felt pathetic is an understatement. My shoulders crapped out on my by circuit 4…almost face planted twice during the last 2 circuits in the clap push-up. My goal is to cut off 5-10 mins by the next one.

Had my HSM last night…lamb chops, broccoli salad, potato salad. I was in heaven. I never knew food could taste that good!! lol

The good news is I got my hands on a camera…so pics coming as soon as I get the right cable for my PC!


#19

oh yeah…got a bit of a curveball thrown at me. Got given the opportunity to do some modeling on an all-expenses paid cruise to the bahamas this coming weekend with some close friends of mine.

I had to say yes since I haven’t had a vacation in almost 3 years and I could use the work. We will be driving down weds night and be back in ohio the following tues morning.

I am confident I can stick to the diet… though any advice, suggestions, and motivation on this would be fucking fantastic!!


#20

new measurements are in!

Neck - 38cm (-0.6cm)
Shoulders - 119cm (+0.5cm)
Chest - Upper - 101.5cm (nipple line) (no change)
Chest - Lower - 87.7cm (upper abs) (-3.5cm)
Waist - at Navel - 85.4cm (-2.1cm)
Waist - at largest - 87.5cm (-2.1cm)
Hips - at largest - 103cm (-1cm)
Upper Arm - L - 32.4cm (-0.9cm)
Upper Arm - R - 32cm (-1.5cm)
Upper Leg - L - 61.8cm (-1.5cm)
Upper Leg - R - 62.1cm (-0.9cm)
Lower Leg - L - 38cm (-1cm)
Lower Leg - R - 38cm (-1cm)
Ankle - L - 23cm (-0.9cm)
Ankle - R - 23cm (-0.6cm)

down almost across the board…except for my chest and shoulders. I re-measured them a few times and I am pretty confident I didn’t screw up.