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#1

Hello all. I’m a little late in starting this blog, but I haven’t had a lot of free time this past week, but here I am. I started this Monday, and it’s a Friday today, so I will fill you all in on the past 5 days, and carry on from there!

First with some stats and whatnot. This is my first time creating a log so I will just kind of let it all out.

I’m 21 years old, working on the family farm. Been training seriously for quite a few years. Was an extremely scrawny little bastard in high school, maybe 170 my senior year, and WEAK. As of the beginning of my first ever V-Diet, I was sitting at 230. I was carrying around some extra baggage and starting to outgrow some clothes in the belly so here I am. Well I’m not here to ramble on about my training history, etc, so I will cut to the chase.

Here are some numbers from the begining of my V-Diet (everything in inches)/(if there was a noticable difference between flexing and not flexing, i’ll post both)

12/6/10
Weight: 229 lbs
Waist: 38
Stomach: 41.5 unflexed, 39.75 flexed
Legs: 26.5
Arms: left 16.25 flexed, right 16.5 flexed
Chest/Lats: 44 unflexed, 45 flexed
Neck: 17.5
Shoulders: 53 with both of my arms up holding the tape
Ass: 43.5 unflexed, 43.25 flexed

This is the largest my body has ever been. Certain body parts have been bigger at other times, but as a whole, this is the largest I have sat at.

The next few posts I will carry on with Day 1-Day 5, then I will start updating my log from now on.

EDIT: I will put up “before” and “after” photos at the very end.


#2

Monday - 12/6/10- Pulse Fast Day/Heavy Workout

6am - woke up
7am - pulse
8am - Alpha-GPC
9am - pulse
11am - pulse
1pm - pulse
3pm - pulse
4pm - Alpha-GPC
5pm - workout, pulse pre/peri/post
7pm - pulse
9pm - pulse
930pm - out cold

Barbell Front Squat
225x7, x4, x4, x3, x3

Chin-ups (love these!)
BWx6, x4, x3, x3, x3, x1

Dumbbell Bench Press
60x3, 70x6, x6, x6, x2

Barbell Ab Rollout (didn’t feel these in the abs much, made my tris tight)
x6, x5, x5, x4

NEPA consisted of a lot of walking throughout the farm. I don’t usually have to worry about not getting my NEPA done, as checking feedlots requires quite a bit of walking.


#3

Tuesday - 12/7/10 - V-Diet

7am - woke up, 1 HOT-ROX
8am - breakfast
11am - lunch
1pm - 1 HOT-ROX
2pm - snack
6pm - dinner
9pm - bedtime
930pm - out cold

NEPA as usual.


#4

Wednesday - 12/8/10 - V-Diet/Medium Workout

7am - woke up, 1 HOT-ROX
8am - breakfast
11am - lunch
2pm - snack
5pm - workout, PWO shake
6pm - dinner
9pm - bedtime
930pm - out cold

Reverse Lunge
45x10, x8, x7, x7, x8

Barbell Bent-over Row
135x10, x8, x7, x7, x4, x4

Barbell Push Press
135x8, x5, x5, x5, x4, x5, x4, x4

Barbell Curl
65x4, 55x8, x8, x6, x5, x5, x4, x5

Reverse Crunch
x12, x8, x6, x10, x6

NEPA done as usual.


#5

Thursday - 12/9/10 - Pulse Fast Day

6am - woke up
7am - pulse
8am - Alpha-GPC
9am - pulse
11am - pulse
1pm - pulse
3pm - pulse
5pm - pulse
7pm - pulse
9pm - pulse
930pm - out cold

Need I carry on about the NEPA! I am very confident that I am doing it correctly. And plenty of it!


#6

Friday - 12/10/10 - V-Diet/Medium Workout

8am - woke up, 1 HOT-ROX
9am - breakfast
12pm - lunch
235pm - snack
330pm - 1 HOT-ROX
4pm - workout, PWO shake
630pm - dinner
930pm - will be bedtime shake, followed by sleep

Barbell Deadlift
275x8, x4, x4, x4, x3, x3, x2, x2, x3, x3, x2, x3

Neutral-grip Decline Dumbbell Bench Press
60x9, x8, x7, x8, x7, x1

Neutral-grip Pulldowns (tried neutral-grip pull-ups but my grip was shot)
150x8, x6, x6, x6, x5, x6, x4

Hand Walkouts (alternated between knees and feet trying to find a comfortable way to do these. as with the rollouts, these didn’t feel good on the tris and shoulders and it was hard to concentrate on my abs)
x8, x4, x4, x4, x3, x3, x3, x4, x4, x3

NEPA throughout the day.

Side Note: Weighed this morning out of curiosity, 218.5 lbs.


#7

Glad to have you on board, howie!


#8

Saturday - 12/11/10 - V-Diet

Was going to do my V-burn and HSM this day but got really caught up at work.

7am - woke up, 1 HOT-ROX
8am - breakfast
11am - lunch
2pm - 1 HOT-ROX
3pm - snack
7pm - dinner
10pm - bedtime
11pm - out cold (had some trouble sleeping)

NEPA done as usual.


#9

Welcome, man!


#10

Thank you good friend! This V-Diet stuff is INTENSE. The workouts are brutal, the meals are enough to make you go crazy, but… I love it?


#11

Sunday - 12/12/10 - HSM Day/V-Burn

7am - woke up, 1 HOT-ROX
8am - breakfast
11am - lunch
3pm - snack
4pm - 1 HOT-ROX
512-536pm - V-Burn Challenge. My joints (right knee and right wrist) started hurting pretty bad after the 4th round so I decided to clock out. I feel like a loser quitting on it like that, but no excuses; the V-Burn Challenge is called a challenge for a damn good reason. This brings me back to the high school wrestling practices. Next week I will not quit! Mark my words.
620pm - HSM
930pm - bedtime
10pm - out cold

Will upload a picture of the beginning of my meal.


#12

Monday - 12/13/10 - Pulse Fast Day

7am - pulse
8am - alpha gpc
9am - pulse
11am - pulse
1pm - pulse
3pm - pulse
5pm - pulse
7pm - pulse
9pm - pulse
930pm - sleepin

Had a long stressful day at work so I didn’t manage to workout. This week will be Tues/Thurs/Sat then.


#13

This was my HSM from Sunday.


#14

Apparently I can’t post pictures in posts that I already made, nor can I figure out how to post more than 1 picture in a single post so I will just give before and afters at the end. Unless someone can tell me how to do that.


#15

That HSM looks excellent


#16

Tuesday - 12/14/10 - V-Diet/Heavy Workout

7am - woke up, 2 HOT-ROX
8am - breakfast
11am - lunch
3pm - snack
4pm - 2 HOT-ROX
5pm - workout, pwo shake

About to start my dinner shake, will fill you guys in.

Barbell Front Squat (these didn’t feel particularly good, went too heavy; stupid me)
135x3, 225x1, 275x1, 245x5, x3, x2, x2, x2, x2, x2, x2

Chin-ups (also a little heavy but they went fine; probably should have done 5-10 pounds lighter)
BWx3, 25x4, x4, x3, x3, x2, x2, x2, x2, x2

Dumbbell Bench Press
70x8, x6, x6

Barbell Ab Rollouts (actually felt these today)
x5, x4, x5, x6

All in all, not the most satisfying workout. I get short-tempered when I realize that I’m going too heavy. One problem that I seem to have is entering my workouts with a PR in mind. Maybe a good mindset to some people, but not the most practical.

Anybody who has some good tips on how to really keep your mind on FEELING the exercise, feel free to chime in. Ever since I read about auto-regulation I have been trying my best, and when I auto-regulate I have amazing workouts. Just need to remember to keep the auto-regulation mindset at all times.

I HATE the feeling of being defeated by the barbell.


#17

Wednesday - 12/15/10 - V-Diet

7am - woke up, 2 HOT-ROX
8am - breakfast
11am - lunch
3pm - snack
6pm - dinner
9pm - soon to be bedtime shake
930pm - hopefully sleepin, tossed and turned for hours last night


#18

Question here if you happen to come across it Chris;

Is a 1 week transition a bad idea? This Sunday will be the last day of my “V-Pulse”, with the following Monday-Sunday being the first transition.

I have done some RE-reading on all the training/nutrition that I was taught when I started training seriously, and I am starting to feel very anxious to start doing it again, and doing it the right way.