John Giljum

Background

Ever since I saw Conan and The Incredible Hulk- I wanted to be big. I have been working out since about 12, but nothing serious (mainly for sports). Then when I was about 14 I gradually started to gain interest and started reading a lot about it. Then about January of 2000 I really got into it and decided that one day I would be huge.

In the first 2 months, my bench rose 15 lbs. then in the next 3 weeks, it rose 35 lbs. then...I caught a cold and shortly after that school started. my progress came to a crashing halt as I only pumped about 2 times per week (our school has an 8 hour day and plenty of homework), but I still could have tried harder. months passed, and I regret not doing everything I could to get back in the zone. But now...it's time. I am motivated more than ever and I am not going to let anything get in my way.

Name: John Giljum
Born: 01/05/84
Favorite Bodyparts: Chest and Tris
Favorite Exercise: Behind-the-back-dips
Favorite Supplements: Fav. Supps: Milk, N-large 2, Creatine
Hobbies: Pumpin', reading, writing, playing/watching football
Favorite Bodybuilders: The one and only Arnold Schwarzenegger, Shawn Ray is also awesome.
As of 10/31/00
Age: 16
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 162 lbs.
Chest: 42.5"
Calves: 15"
Legs: 22.25"
Arms: 14.5"
Waist: Relaxed and Flexed 30"
As of 6/14/01
Age: 17
Height: 5'8 1/2"
Weight: 170
Chest: 47 (flared)
Arms: 15 1/4
Quads: 23
Waist: 31 3/4
Calves: 15 1/8
Forearms: 12 3/4
Neck: 15 3/4
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Articles

  • The No Equipment Experience!

    Make no mistake, when you're beginning, in other words, your first year or two of hard-core training, you have to follow a program- and follow it to the T.

  • The No Equipment Experience!

    Make no mistake, when you're beginning, in other words, your first year or two of hard-core training, you have to follow a program- and follow it to the T.

  • Intensity Techniques: Supersets And Drop Sets!

    Two of the most common lifting techniques are discussed in this article. If you are unfamiliar with either of them, get aquatinted, because they will be your best friends somewhere down the line.

  • Intensity Techniques: Supersets And Drop Sets!

    Two of the most common lifting techniques are discussed in this article. If you are unfamiliar with either of them, get aquatinted, because they will be your best friends somewhere down the line.

  • All Out Back Training!

    The back as a whole is the biggest asset of the upper-body. The width of the lats alone tend to set the difference between someone who is just muscular, and someone who has the look of a freakish-monster, commonly known as a 'bodybuilder'.

  • Fundamental Exercises!

    When it comes to training, some muscles fatigue easier than others. It can be from a number of different things. The burn factor for example: calves just hurt like heck to train- actually, any of your leg muscles burn like crazy.

  • Motivation. Do You Have It?

    If you're one of those people who cant get the motivation to go all out and push yourself to the limit, well then, you sure as hell aren't looking in the right place. You think that reading an article is gonna change that?- Hell no!

  • Motivation. Do You Have It?

    If you're one of those people who cant get the motivation to go all out and push yourself to the limit, well then, you sure as hell aren't looking in the right place. You think that reading an article is gonna change that?- Hell no!

  • All Out Back Training!

    The back as a whole is the biggest asset of the upper-body. The width of the lats alone tend to set the difference between someone who is just muscular, and someone who has the look of a freakish-monster, commonly known as a 'bodybuilder'.

  • Fundamental Exercises!

    When it comes to training, some muscles fatigue easier than others. It can be from a number of different things. The burn factor for example: calves just hurt like heck to train- actually, any of your leg muscles burn like crazy.

  • Instinctive Training!

    A few times in each workout I'd want to do 1-or-2 sets less of something and replace them with something else, based purely on how I felt that day. I started training instinctively a few months ago, and I'm addicted.

  • Instinctive Training!

    A few times in each workout I'd want to do 1-or-2 sets less of something and replace them with something else, based purely on how I felt that day. I started training instinctively a few months ago, and I'm addicted.

  • Water's Effects On Bodybuilding!

    One very important aspect of bodybuilding that is often overlooked is the consumption of adequate amounts of water. In this article I will briefly go over how water is used in the body, and then I will discuss its role in bodybuilding and weight loss.

  • Water's Effects On Bodybuilding!

    One very important aspect of bodybuilding that is often overlooked is the consumption of adequate amounts of water. In this article I will briefly go over how water is used in the body, and then I will discuss its role in bodybuilding and weight loss.

  • Intensity Techniques: Multi Exercise Sets!

    OK, here's another shocker for all of you out there lookin' to up the intensity and add some serious shock value to your workouts.

  • Intensity Techniques: Multi Exercise Sets!

    OK, here's another shocker for all of you out there lookin' to up the intensity and add some serious shock value to your workouts.

  • A Solid Training Split!

    Rest is a very critical part of bodybuilding- at any level. Actually, rest is where the actual 'getting bigger' takes place. So it is very important to organize your program so that each muscle is trained for the maximum amount of growth possible.

  • A Solid Training Split!

    Rest is a very critical part of bodybuilding- at any level. Actually, rest is where the actual 'getting bigger' takes place. So it is very important to organize your program so that each muscle is trained for the maximum amount of growth possible.

  • Intensity Techniques: Partial Reps And The Cheating Method!

    If you're training with higher reps and geared toward good definition and quality, then I would recommend that you generally use full, strict reps.

  • Intensity Techniques: Partial Reps And The Cheating Method!

    If you're training with higher reps and geared toward good definition and quality, then I would recommend that you generally use full, strict reps.

  • Sample Routines And Splits!

    For those of you who do not know, when you pyramid a set, the reps go down as the weight goes up.

  • Sample Routines And Splits!

    For those of you who do not know, when you pyramid a set, the reps go down as the weight goes up.

  • Overlooked Essentials!

    Let's face it, as a bodybuilder, it's a fact that you will need to have certain things to reach your goals. There are a few very important essentials of bodybuilding that are often left out of the picture, more

  • Overlooked Essentials!

    Let's face it, as a bodybuilder, it's a fact that you will need to have certain things to reach your goals. There are a few very important essentials of bodybuilding that are often left out of the picture, more