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grit 12-10-2008 10:11 PM

grit... The New Beginning
I'm 22. aprox 215lbs I've been working out for about three years learning and progressing along the way with a few set backs like a slack summer or a banged up elbow. But at the moment I just moved and for the last three months I've been messing up bad. I took some giant leaps backwards. This ends today with the start of a 5x5 type program and a lot more quality in the diet. The goal is to get bigger and much stronger and live with gaining a bit of fat. I'm hoping this journal will be a good way to keep track of things and pick up a few tips. So here it is ladies and Gents the first entry.


BB military press
115 lbs 5x5 (started a bit low will try 125 next time)

Dead lifts
245 lbs 5x5

Wide grip pull ups
bw 3x5 ( these puppies are hard, I'll work up to 5x5 then add weight )

EZ bar curls
105 lbs 3x8


meal 1 oatmeal & protein
meal 2 sausage roll
meal 3 whole wheat spaghetti and beef
meal 4 whole wheat spaghetti and beef
meal 5 whole wheat spaghetti and beef
PWO 6 shake with milk
meal 7 whatever i can find b4 bed

Ross86 12-11-2008 06:06 AM

Add some veggies and fruits. Good luck to you.

iron_worker 12-11-2008 06:07 AM

Good to see you're gettin back at er. I think your old workout partner Scotty pretty much let his workout go to shit as well. Tsk tsk! lol

How often are you progressing on military press? If its twice a week then I would just stick with the 5lb jumps. It will get harder and this will just give you some grace period to get used to the weight and get some good form practice in.

Just so everyone knows, Grit is my old roomie.


grit 12-11-2008 06:26 PM

Ya not sure if a guy should do workout A B A mon wed fri or do the A B A B just going back and fourth. It's not as fun with no gym buddy up here. No decent spotter ( frick people do not understand simple spotting instructions) no competition and no one to elbow and stare with when those chicks are bending over. I'm hoping with the journal I can compete with myself from last week and I guess I can creep on my own... but still no spotter....

grit 12-12-2008 10:57 PM

ok did the other workout for the first time today.

Flat Bench
155 lb x8 (warm up)
155 lb x6 (warm up)
235 lb 5x5 (piece of cake)

135 lb 5x5 (warm up)
205 lb 5x5 (got the nice deep form down)

Rows (pendlay rows)
135 lb 5x5 (way to light but figured out how do them)

BW+75 lb x 5 (ahhhh to much)
BW+45 lb 4x5

Thoughts : started out a bit light but should ramp up pretty smooth for a while.

meal 1 protein shake (water)
meal 2 sausage roll, orange juice
meal 3 Small porkchop, raviolli, snap peas
meal 4 2 small porkchops and spaghgetti
meal 5 potatoe pancakes, farmer sausage
pwo 6 shake
meal 7 potatoe pancakes and chicken

mad matt 12-13-2008 03:15 AM

Some good lifts grit, you like your pork:weights:

grit 12-15-2008 06:10 PM


Flat Bench
135lb 2x8 (warm up)
240 lb 5x5

135 lb x5 (warm up)
210 lb 5x5

Rows (pendlay rows)
155 lb 5x5

No time for accessories today running late. As for the pork I just rob the fridge I havn't cooked anything in quite a while so if it's pork in there I eat pork if its chicken I eat chicken lol.

Pitysister 12-15-2008 06:17 PM


Originally Posted by mad matt (Post 73411)
At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may god have mercy on your sole.

i was just god going to have mercy on my fish? :)

iron_worker 12-15-2008 06:29 PM

Howz the squats? A2G?

grit 12-16-2008 11:07 AM

yes with the squats I've narrowed up the stance and I'm getting low low. Which is why I'm starting at what in my opinion is a weak ass squat. I'm also trying to squeeze in MMA practice at least once a week. It definitly has a large effect on the lifting and vice versa. It's hard to get the healing time in, maybe it will get better once I get used to it.

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