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Old 12-27-2005, 08:52 AM   #1
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Default Anuj's Training Journal

welcome to my journal..

this journal is going to contain all my routines and every bit of progress that i make from now on..

because there will be many routine's made here, i've decided to set up a sort of Contents page which will help guide you through the routines i execute..

CONTENTS

1.) My Version of Chad Waterbury's Total Body Training (TBT) : Page 1 to Page 9

2.) My Diet : Page 3

3.) How I Squat And Why I Deadlift : Page 6

4.) How to Convert Kilograms into Pounds : Page 7

5.) Optimized Volume Training (OVT) : Page 9

6.) Stretching : Page 10 and Page 17

7.) End of OVT and Result Display : Page 12

8.) Beginning of OVT-2 : Page 13

9.) The Eight Factor Hypertrophy Training Routine (8FHT) : Page 15

10.) Mark Rippetoe's 3x5 Training : Page 16

11.) One Rep Maxes on the Big 3 Lifts as on Jan 2006 : Page 18

12.) End of Mark Rippetoe's Program : Page 28

13.) Goofy Workouts : Page 29

as i go on, i'll update this journal... and the contents post...

take care remain plugged

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Default The Routine

This is a fresh start.

i have been confused about my goals for a long long time.

well, i have them finally sorted out.

my goal is to gain muscle.

i know, i know... its very very different from what i said previously about wanting strength.

i don't want strength right now. 0311 convinced me of that. i need mass 1st and strength later.

so i have come up with a nice routine.

The layout is pretty simple.

Day 1: Workout #1
Day 2: Rest / Cardio / GPP / Full Body Stretching
Day 3: Workout #2
Day 4: Same as Day 2
Day 5: Workout #3
Day 6: Same as Day 2
Day 7: Workout #4
Day 8: Same as Day 2
Day 9: Repeat

Well, here is the routine:

Workout #1


No. of Exercises = 7

Sets per Exercise = 4

Reps per Set = 6

Exercises:

1.) Squat
2.) Bench Press
3.) Military Press
4.) Pull-Ups / Rows / Chin-Ups
5.) Pulley Press Down (Reverse Grip)
6.) Dumbbell Curls
7.) Barbell Curls

Workout #2

No. of Exercises = 9

Sets per Exercise = 3

Reps per Set = 10

Exercises:

1.) Bench Press
2.) Clean and Press
3.) Squat
4.) Leg Curls
5.) Lat Pull Down
6.) Upright Rows
7.) Single Arm French Press
8.) Seated Dumbbell Curls
9.) Preacher Curls

Workout #3


No. of Exercises = 5

Sets per Exercise = 4

Reps per Set = 4-5

Exercises:

1.) Squat
2.) Deadlift
3.) Bench Press
4.) Military Press
5.) Barbell Rows

Workout #4


No. of Exercises = 6

Sets per Exercise = 4

Reps per Set = 10

Exercises:

1.) Bench Press
2.) Squat
3.) Clean and Press
4.) Dumbbell Rows / Lat Pull Down
5.) Barbell Curls
6.) Pulley Press Down (Normal Grip)

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i will begin this routine from thursday...

see you then...

oh, and as for tomorrow: cardio - heavy heavy cardio
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Default The Reason Behind The Change

most of you are gonna be wondering: wtf, you jumped from strength training to bulking SO fast.........?

i think you deserve an explanation.

i'm 5 feet 7" tall, weighing 78 kgs. my waist is like 32", thighs 26", chest 42" and my arms are like 14"... see the problem: no proportionality at all.

so, i jumped from strength training to bulking in order to work on my weak points..
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Default Total Body Training by Chad Waterbury

Harbinger Hypertrophy

Letís cut the bullshit and get to the brass tacks. For decades, men built slabs of muscle with simple, three day-per-week training programs. They trained their whole bodies in one brief workout session and they grew big and strong. Scoff all you want, but tens of thousands of trainees canít be wrong.
Well, it's high time we look into the past, learn from what we see, and build a new future.

We must learn from the successes and just as importantly, the failures. Yes, although this classic hypertrophy plan worked well, it wasn't perfect. And today we know what we can do to fix the drawbacks.

Let's break it down right now. The majority of non-steroid injecting trainees whoíve built respectable physiques have done so with the following, undisputable parameters:

1) They train every major muscle group three times each week.

2) They keep intensity levels sufficient without overindulgence.

3) They choose a training volume that can be maintained along with the stressors of life.

4) They execute compound, multi-joint exercises that have been shown to produce the most hypertrophy.

5) They keep each training session as brief as possible.

6) They allow at least 48 hours of recovery between workouts.

Iíve worked with trainees at every imaginable level of the fitness spectrum, and the aforementioned elements are ubiquitous in their most successful hypertrophy programs. So I often wonder why they ever strayed. Why stop doing what's working?

Usually their reasoning is based along the following statement that I recently heard from a veteran of the iron game: "Hell," he said, "I donít know why I ever stopped doing it. I just assumed there was a better way." Well buddy, Iím here to tell ya, there ainít no better way!

Iíve written numerous training programs for T-Nation, and they all work. But, oftentimes, trainees donít seek what I seek. They want to look good nekkid, period. Not only that, but they donít give a ratís ass what strength qualities theyíre training. All they care about is the most efficient and effective route to the physique theyíve only seen in pictures.

Itís time for a change. I want each and every one of you to see that physique in the mirror, not just in magazines. But as I said, we must also learn from the failures of past programs. Burnout and training injuries were often a "given" in old-school, total-body programs. The reason for this indiscretion is simple: poor planning.

Therefore, this article is based on the successes of the past along with my own successes as a trainer. Iíve learned to properly plan my clients' programs so results are steadfast and continuous.

Every single time I hit the gym, I perform a total-body workout with most of the following guidelines. I doubt that will ever change. In fact, thatís how I added almost 100 pounds of muscle to my frame. I donít know why I ever wandered, so Iím here to keep you from running astray.

The Obstacles

The single biggest mistake trainees have made in their quest for the ultimate physique is in periodization parameters. Simply speaking, they keep executing the same damn parameters in hopes of the body not "catching on" to what theyíre doing. Big mistake, my friends. Our bodies are designed for one sole purpose: adaptation. If you forget that, then you can forget about ever creating the physique of a Greek God.

Bill Starr came damn close to pulling off one of the best training programs with his classic text, The Strongest Shall Survive. His initial parameters were excellent. Unfortunately, his program wasnít willing to adapt, so progress on his "Big Three" program came to a screeching halt for most trainees. You canít endlessly perform the same exercises with the same parameters and keep experiencing results!

A New Generation is Born

Now the dichotomy arises. We must incorporate the variables that withstood the test of time along with a new plan for continued progress. Itís time to take the past, present and future and blend it into a new hybrid plan!

The How

Exercises per Session: 6

Sets per Muscle Group: 2-4

Reps per Exercise: 5-18

Rest between sets for the same muscle group: 60-120 seconds, and 120-240 seconds (antagonist training)

The Why

The first thing you probably notice with the above parameters is variance. This is the key to your consistent hypertrophy success. A lack of variance is the single biggest reason why trainees arenít still talking about the continuous progress they received from some of the most popular hypertrophy programs. Without consistent change, results will be anything but consistent.

Exercise Selection

Every session is going to consist of six exercises. Why? Because my empirical evidence has shown that natural trainees can consistently maintain six exercises per session without burning out.

Itís imperative to base your exercise selection around compound, multi-joint exercises. Four out of the six exercises for each session must be compound exercises. Six sissy-assed, single-joint isolation exercises ainít gonna do the trick. But, you can perform a few of my recommended single-joint exercises for two of the six exercises. Hereís the list you must choose from:
Compound Exercises

Chest: Incline, flat, decline barbell or dumbbell bench presses. Wide-grip dips.
Back: Upright or horizontal rows. Pull-ups or pulldowns with pronated, semi-supinated, and supinated grips.

Deltoids: Standing or seated military presses with a barbell or dumbbells utilizing pronated, semi-supinated or supinated hand positions.

Quads: High-bar full barbell squats, hack squats or front squats.

Lower Back/Hips: Traditional and/or sumo-style deadlifts or Good Mornings. Power cleans or snatches.

Single-Joint Exercises

Biceps: Barbell curls, hammer curls or preacher curls.

Triceps: Lying barbell or dumbbell triceps extensions, and pronated or supinated grip pressdowns.

Deltoids: Front, side or rear dumbbell raises.

Hamstrings: Glute-ham raises or leg curls.

Calves: Standing, seated or donkey calf raises.

Stick to the above list of exercises for optimal results.

The Total-Body Plan

First and foremost, proper periodization planning is imperative. Without sufficient set/rep/load/rest parameters, even the best exercises wonít produce results. Therefore, Iíve devised the following periodization plan for unsurpassable hypertrophy increases:

Week 1

Workout 1

Sets: 3
Reps: 5
Rest: 60 seconds between sets
Load: Choose a weight that forces you to near-failure for the last rep of the last set.*
*This is the recommended load for all workouts.

Workout 2

Sets: 3
Reps: 8
Rest: 90 seconds between sets

Workout 3
Sets: 2
Reps: 15
Rest: 120 seconds between sets

Week 2

Perform with the same parameters as Week 1, but execute antagonist training for all six exercises (more on this later).

Week 3

Workout 1

Sets: 4
Reps: 5
Rest: 60 seconds between sets

Workout 2

Sets: 4
Reps: 8
Rest: 90 seconds between sets

Workout 3

Sets: 3
Reps: 15
Rest: 120 seconds between sets

Week 4

Perform the same parameters as Week 3, but execute antagonist training for all six exercises.

Week 5

Workout 1

Sets: 2
Reps: 18
Rest: 120 seconds between sets

Workout 2

Sets: 2
Reps: 8
Rest: 60 seconds between sets

Workout 3

Sets: 2
Reps: 12
Rest: 90 seconds between sets

Week 6

Perform the same parameters as Week 5, but execute antagonist training for all six exercises.

Week 7

Workout 1

Sets: 3
Reps: 18
Rest: 120 seconds between sets

Workout 2

Sets: 3
Reps: 8
Rest: 60 seconds between sets

Workout 3

Sets: 3
Reps: 12
Rest: 90 seconds between sets

Week 8

Perform the same parameters as Week 7, but execute antagonist training for all six exercises.

Explanation

1) Weeks 1,3,5 and 7 are to be performed with straight sets. In other words, perform one set of the first exercise, rest, perform your second set, and continue for all the recommended sets before moving on to the next exercise.

2) Weeks 2,4,6 and 8 are to be performed as antagonist training. Every session consists of six exercises so antagonist training is simple; all you have to do is perform three antagonist exercise groupings during each workout. For instance, perform quads/hams, chest/back, and biceps/triceps exercise pairings for the recommended sets and reps.
Example: Do one set for chest, then one for back, then another for chest, etc. Then move on to the next pairing, like quads/hams or biceps/triceps.

3) Choose four exercises under the list of compound exercises. Choose two exercises under the single-joint exercise list. Don't leave out any major muscle groups.

4) Constantly rotate exercises from each category. In other words, donít always start your session with a chest/back pairing. You must keep rotating the body parts and exercises you begin each session with.

5) Donít perform the same exercise for more than two weeks in a row. For example, if you performed a flat barbell bench press as your chest exercise for Weeks 1 and 2, you must switch to either incline, decline or dumbbell bench presses for another two weeks before switching again.

6) Increase the load 1.25 to 2.5% with each subsequent workout.

7) Perform all three workouts within a seven-day timeframe with 48-72 hours rest between workouts.

8) Be creative! Iím giving you endless options. Just be sure to pick four compound exercises and two single-joint exercises with each session. You can rotate exercises as much as you desire. All you have to do is follow the prescribed parameters.

The future of training is here. Take charge and use these guidelines for lifelong hypertrophy gains!

About the Author

Chad Waterbury is a strength and conditioning coach with Bachelor of Science degrees in Human Biology and Physical Science. Currently, he's studying graduate work in Physiology at the University of Arizona. He operates his company, Chad Waterbury Strength & Conditioning, in Tucson, AZ, where his clientele consists of members of military Special Forces units, athletes, professionals and non-athletes seeking exceptional physical performance and development. Rumor has it the big guy is even writing a book. You can contact him through his website, ChadWaterbury.com.
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Default My Revised TBT Routine

keeping the principles of Hypertrophy in mind (both from the above article and from 0311's article on Hypertrophy Specific Training), i have mdified my previous routine.

infact, i have learnt from my previous mistakes, and like an author of a big book, i went through the draft of my workout and i have revised it.

TOTAL BODY TRAINING

Compound Exercises

1.) Flat / Incline / Decline Dumbbell / Barbell Bench Press
2.) Standing Barbell Military / Overhead Press
3.) Barbell Clean and Press
4.) Barbell / Dumbbell / Cable Rows / Lat Pull Down / V-Bar Pull Down
5.) Parallel Bar Dips / Push-Ups
6.) Chin-Ups / Pull-Ups
7.) Barbell Back / Front Squats
8.) Barbell Deadlifts


Isolation Exercises

1.) Cable Cross Overs
2.) Dumbbell / Cable Incline / Flat / Decline Flyes
3.) Standing / Seated Dumbbell / Barbell Normal / Behind the Neck Front / Back Military Press / Side Raises / Front Raises / Bent Over Side Raises
4.) Seated / Standing / Pulley / Preacher Dumbbell / Barbell Curls
5.) Pulley Push / Press Down with Normal / Reverse Grip
6.) Single / Double Arm French Press
7.) Dumbbell / Barbell Upright Rows / Shrugs / Upper Back Machine
8.) Leg Curls / Extensions
9.) Calf Raises

Workout #1

No. of Compound Exercises = 4
No. of Isolation Exercises = 3-4
Total no. of Exercises = 7-8
Sets per Exercise = 4
Reps per Set = 6
Rest = 60-90 Seconds


Workout #2

No .of Compound Exercises = 4
No. of Isolation Exercises = 4-6
Total no. of Exercises = 8-10
Sets per Exercise = 3
Reps per Set = 10
Rest = 45-60 Seconds


Workout #3

No. of Compound Exercises = 3-5
No. of Isolation Exercises = 0-1
Total no. of Exercises = 3-6
Sets per Exercise = 3-5
Reps per Set = 5
Rest = 300-360 Seconds


Workout #4

No. of Compound Exercises = 4
No. of Isolation Exercises = 2-4
Total no. of Exercises = 6-8
Sets per Exercise = 4
Reps per Set = 10
Rest = 90-120 Seconds


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Default Day Zero

yesterday was Day Zero - the day before i begin this routine...

i did 30 minutes of cardio
20 minutes on the crosstrainer = 250 kcals
10 mintues on the treadmill = 150 kcals
Total of 30 minutes = 400 kcals

i also did some GPP work.

i hope today goes off well.
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Default Day 1

so.. yesterday was Day 1

Barbell Back Squat 4x6 (Deep Squat)
1.) 50x6
2.) 60x6
3.) 70x6
4.) 75x6

Barbell Incline Bench Press 4x6
1.) 40x6
2.) 45x6
3.) 50x6
4.) 55x6

Barbell Clean and Press
1.) 20x6
2.) 30x6
3.) 35x6
4.) 40x6

Barbell Rows
1.) 40x6
2.) 45x6
3.) 50x6
4.) 60x6

Standing Alternate Arm Dumbbell Curls
1.) 14x6
2.) 16x6
3.) 18x6
4.) 20x4

Lying Down Cross Dumbbell Tricep Extension
1.) 8x6
2.) 10x6
3.) 12x6
4.) 14x6

Reverse Grip Tricep Pulley Press Down
1.) 20x6
2.) 22.5x6
3.) 25x6
4.) 30x6

well, thats all

i felt my form on the all the four compound movements was awesome.

next time i think i'll bump the weight up a bit - especially on the Barbell Rows

*all weights are in kilograms (kgs) - not pounds
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Default Day 2

Total i focussed my attention on cardio an abs

CARDIO
20 minutes Cross Trainer = 250 kcals
10 minutes Stationary Cycle = 75 kcals
TOTAL = 325 kcals

ABDOMINALS
Cable Side Bends 22.5 x 25 for 4 Sets
Pulley Side Bends (High Pulley) 12.5 x 30 for 3 Sets
Decline Sit-Ups 3 Sets of 15 Reps
Hanging Leg Raises 8 x 15 for 3 Sets

damn... my abs were groaning the next day
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Default Day 3 = Workout #2

31st December, 2005

This is what i was supposed to do:

No .of Compound Exercises = 4
No. of Isolation Exercises = 4-6
Total no. of Exercises = 8-10
Sets per Exercise = 3
Reps per Set = 10
Rest = 45-60 Seconds

BARBELL BACK SQUATS 3x10
1.) 50x10
2.) 60x10
3.) 70x10

DECLINE BARBELL BENCH PRESS 3x10
1.) 50x10
2.) 50x10
3.) 50x10

"V" BAR PULL DOWN 3x10
1.) 60x10
2.) 65x10
3.) 70x10

BARBELL MILITARY PRESS 3x10
1.) 25x10
2.) 30x15
3.) 30x10

SEATED ALTERNATE ARM DUMBBELL CURLS 3x10
1.) 12x10
2.) 12x10
3.) 12x10

DUMBBELL ALTERNATE ARM PREACHER CURLS (all the way down) 3x10
1.) 10x10
2.) 12x10
3.) 14x10

PULLEY PRESS DOWN 3x10
1.) 22.5x10
2.) 25x10
3.) 30x10

today's workout was rocking......!!!!!!!! i really enjoyed the pump..
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