Boy Bravado's Journey to Brolydom

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  1. Boy Bravado

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    It's been awhile since I've logged on to this site.

    I'm 5' 11" and I weigh at 177.1 lbs right now.

    My goal is to gain size and muscles.

    My maintenance cal is aprox 2725.8 and I'm bulking up slowly so I gotta consume 3225.8 cal per day, which is somewhat tough because I tend to skip breakfast and not eat anything till noon. I often have a tough time trying to reach 2725 cal, let alone 3225. I'm working on waking up earlier and just forcefeed myself in the morning.

    I'm following the basic exercise rountine found here: http://www.wannabebig.com/training/routines-and-programs/wannabebig-the-original-routine/ I have one change to it however: Instead of Dip, Im doing wide grip overhead pullups. I don't have the equipment at home to do dips so.

    May 22nd (chest and back):

    Flat Bench Press:
    70lbsx11
    70lbsx7

    Low Inc DB Press:
    20lbsx12
    20lbsx10

    Wide Grip Pullups:
    12
    12

    Comment: I sort of hopped off the floor during the last few reps trying to reach 12 rep.

    Chin ups:
    8
    7

    Comment: Really hopped alot here. I tried using a chair to support one leg while I pulled myself up, but it kept moving forward.

    Deadlifts:
    50lbsx8
    50lbsx12

    Comment: I was just focusing more on my form than to lift heavier. I'm still not sure about my form I was thinking about videotaping myself next time and see how my form is and make adjustment accordingly.

    Barbell Rows:
    20lbsx12
    20lbsx12

    Comment: Needed more weight, it felt too easy for me.

    Shrugs:
    40lbsx16
    40lbsx16

    Comment: Needed more weight here too.

    Prework out meal: One scoop of N.O. Xplode

    Post-workout meal: 1/2 cup of protien shake/skim milk, 2 eggs (whole), and 2 whole wheat toasts. I considered eating a whole tincan of tuna mixed with onions, but I was feelin full so I'll save it for next meal.

    Now... the first step is done... I gotta wait till monday to start day one and then continue sticking it out for the whole summer. That's the biggest hurdle for me actually is to motivate myself every week.

    I should actually mention that I was doing P90x for a whole week last week before changing my routine. I decided to save P90x for later when I want to lean out my body.
     
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    May 26th:

    Squats:
    40lbsx8
    60lbsx8

    Comment: form sucked badly.

    Hack Squats:
    60lbsx8
    60lbsx8

    Straightlegged DL:
    60lbsx7
    60lbsx6

    Had a protien shake right after workout with a tbsp of glutamine. I ate 1 cup of oatmeal mixed with 1/2 cup of dried cranberries pre-workout.

    Well this day didnt go as well as I expected. I'm hopin tmw goes better and my mood will lighten up to let me bring it.
     
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    May 27th:

    Shoulders, Tri and Bi day:

    Seated Dumbell Press:
    30lbsx10
    30lbsx10
    30lbsx10

    Standing Lateral Raise:
    10lbsx10
    10lbsx10

    Narrow Grip Bench Press:
    40lbsx10
    40lbsx10

    Barbell Curls:
    50lbsx10
    50lbsx8

    Hammer Curls:
    20lbsx10
    20lbsx10


    Comment: I couldn't do either Military Press in rack nor French Press cuz of lack of equipments. I may have strained my lower back a bit. I need to focus more on form first than trying to lift the heaviest weight I can.

    Pre workout meal: 2 whole eggs, Whole weight english muffin with garlic hummus, and a protien shake.

    Post workout: Protien shake and a granola bar.
     
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    May 29th:

    Flat Bench Press:
    80lbsx7
    60lbsx6

    Low Inc DB Press:
    30lbsx12
    30lbsx12

    Wide Grip Pullups:
    12
    10

    Comment: Did better this time.

    Chin ups:
    12
    9

    Comment: Did a lot better with using leg support on chair.

    Deadlifts:
    60lbsx12
    60lbsx9

    Comment: Learned that keeping stomach tucked in and squeezing my ass helped keep a good form.

    Barbell Rows:
    60lbsx10
    60lbsx10

    Comment: Alot better, I felt the burn here.

    Shrugs:
    60lbsx10
    60lbsx10


    Well I felt better doing the workout 2nd time around. It was a tough start but I think I'm hitting my stride now.
     
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    May 30th:

    Squats:
    10x60lbs
    8x60lbs

    Hack Squats:
    8x60lbs
    8x60Lbs

    Straightlegged Deadlift:
    8x60lbs
    8x60lbs

    I definately brought myself to the task here. I focused the pain in my glutes and made sure it burned. My form improved here, I practiced doing squat without barbell and my arms straight out. Afterwards I did wallsquat with a baskeball. My form improved as result of this workout. My legs feel rubbery now, I take that as a good sign.

    Pre workout meal: protien shake, 2 eggs and whole wheat english muffin

    Post workout: protien shake, banana and something else I forgot.

    I've gained a few pounds. I'm at 180 right now. I think from fat mainly... I haven't been watchin my diet carefully.
     
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    May 31th:

    Shoulders, Tri and Bi day:

    Seated Dumbell Press:
    30lbsx8
    30lbsx8
    30lbsx8

    Standing Lateral Raise:

    20lbsx10
    20lbsx10

    Narrow Grip Bench Press:
    50lbsx10
    50lbsx8

    Barbell Curls:
    50lbsx6
    50lbsx6

    Hammer Curls:

    30lbsx4
    30lbsx5

    Started off great but then my arms crapped out quickly toward the end. I'm going to try NO Xplode next time, though keeping an empty stomach will be hard since I need to eat something (usually a banana) to give me energy to lift.

    Pre: Protien shake, banana

    Post: Omelet (cranberry, shredded mild cheese, tomato slices and onion), whole wheat english muffin, protien shake and cranberry juice.

    Tmw is my day off.
     
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    I will next time I work out my legs.
     
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    June 2nd:


    Flat Bench Press:

    80lbsx10
    80lbsx6
    70lbsx10

    Low Inc DB Press:
    30lbsx12
    30lbsx11

    Wide Grip Pullups:
    13
    10

    Chin ups:
    10
    10

    Deadlifts:
    80lbsx9
    80lbsx8

    Barbell Rows:
    60lbsx9
    60lbsx9

    Shrugs:
    60lbsx15
    60lbsx13

    Feeling unsatisfied with this work out today. I'm feeling something's lacking here. Maybe the weights were not challenging enough (I need to go buy more weights). My chin ups and wide grip pull ups sucks as well, I hate using chair as support cuz I think the supporting leg takes away some of the power I need for my back. I prob didn't do deadlifts properly either cuz I felt strains on the back of my neck when lifting.

    I think this may be my least favorite work out so far. Lookin forward to legs tmw. (I'll put up a vid of my squat form if I can find a way to upload it).

    Pre: Protien shake with N.O. Xplode (remind me to never do this again, i shook the fuck outta that cup with a lid and didnt even notice the bulging lid until the moment it popped and got strawberry protien splatters all over the place, holy fuck. ), banana

    Post: Protien shake (NO N.O.Xplode this time) and chicken sandwich.
     
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    Whew, I love the smell of sweaty armpits in the morning.

    I worked out shoulders, triceps and biceps this morning. I was unable to sleep last night, woke up 5am in the morning cuz of an itchy ass. Fuckin rough sandpaper tolietpapers.

    So here's the breakdown on my routine today:

    Shoulders


    Seated DB Press:
    30lbs x 15
    30lbs x 10
    30lbs x 12

    Standing Lateral Raise:
    20lbs x 12
    20lbs x 12

    Triceps

    Narrow Grip Bench Press:
    50lbs x 14
    50lbs x 15

    Biceps


    Hammer Curl:
    20lbs x 15
    20lbs x 12

    Barbell Curl:

    50lbs x 7

    Pre workout meal: 2 scoops of N.O. Xplode and water.

    Post workout meal: 1 scoop of Protien shake, 3 eggs and whole wheat toast.


    Now I'm off to practice guitar playing.
     
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    You don't need no explode when you're curling 20lbs. Unless you're a girl?

    And you shouldn't be sucking your stomach in on deadlifts. You should be pushing it out and flexing your abs, so as to great as thick and solid of a midsection as possible.
     
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    BTW for the itchy ass - you may want to look into pinworms :noes:
     
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    No, xplode was for bench pressing :o I'm new to lifting so I'm taking easy and getting into the routine. Plus I don't have enough weights to increase DB weights, I will buy more heavier set soon.

    Thanks for the tip on DL, I was doing it opposite then.
     
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    Legs day:

    Squat: 90lbsx 10, 10
    Hack Squat: 90lbsx 10, 10
    SLDL: 90lbsx 10, 10

    Pre: Protien shake, 2 eggs with a whole wheat bagel
    Post: Protien shake, 2 pita bread with garlic hummus.
     
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