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It has been almost one year since my last competition, but I will not be competing this year. Instead I will be resuming my online training journal as readers are still responding to it from when I was a teenager.
Before I train, I get my thoughts on paper. They're not pretty and they're not nice. They help me destroy myself again and again.
Well known sports conditioning coach Jamie Hale shares his 5 day experience in Mexico where he deals gym burnout a major blow! Here's a daily breakdown of how he trained... and ate.
Cy gives us some personal insight into his transformation journey from Week 6.
Cy gives us some personal insight into his transformation journey from Week 5.
Cy gives us some personal insight into his transformation journey from Week 4.
Cy gives us some personal insight into his transformation journey from Week 3.<br><br> Check out the <strong><a href="http://videos.bodybuilding.com/show/empowermeseason3">Full Show</a></strong> here!<br>
Cy gives us some personal insight into his transformation journey from Week 2.
Cy gives us some personal insight into his transformation journey from Week 1.
Arlene gives us some personal insight into her transformation journey from Week 6.
Arlene gives us some personal insight into her transformation journey from Week 5.
Arlene gives us some personal insight into her transformation journey from Week 4.
Arlene gives us some personal insight into her transformation journey from Week 3.
Arlene gives us some personal insight into her transformation journey from Week 1.
Arlene gives us some personal insight into her transformation journey from Week 2.
Lucia gives us some personal insight into her transformation journey from Week 5.
Lucia gives us some personal insight into her transformation journey from Week 4.
Lucia gives us some personal insight into her transformation journey from Week 3.
Lucia gives us some personal insight into her transformation journey from Week 1.
Lucia gives us some personal insight into her transformation journey from Week 1.
Lucia gives us some personal insight into her transformation journey from Week 2.
Eight competitors, each fighting for $1,000 in cash and USPlabs supplements. Eight contestants, each transforming their bodies. Eight people like you and me, each shedding bodyfat and gaining muscle. Who will make the most progress in 90 days?
Get the best workout journals from the Bodybuilding.com Forum right here. Now follow them through their daily life in the gym and see what they go through in order to achieve their goals. Could you do the same? Try it...
Find out why keeping a training journal is so important and how it can be related to owning a business! Use paper, use electronics... do whatever it takes to keep track and improve. You will love the results. Read on...
An essential part of the organization needed to get each workout day right is a training diary. Learn here why they are so important and what they should contain so you keep making gains!
After an extended period of time off I am now back in the game. Here is the first part of my training journal that I will be implementing for the coming competitive year. Check it out!
In a fit of nostalgia, I clicked the link at the lower left hand portion of the T-mag home page... A quick look into the past and a good program I followed for building mass and agility. Check it out!
The inspirational stories from interviews I have done in the past have prompted me to start my own quest. At this time I am setting some new bodybuilding goals for 2006. Check out this great plan!
I have been able to achieve my ideal body fat %. Now I am going to enter the bulking phase and follow a model of old. The 'Grecian ideal' is a model looking for perfect proportion. This is my ultimate goal.
The following entries show a true dedication of hardcore ehtics and determination. They will inspire...
Find out what the benefits of keeping a trainining journal are and why I decided to start keeping a journal...
You are probably wondering if you want to be bothered with the hassle of keeping a journal, recording every exercise, meal, thought and feeling in a book (along with actually getting yourself to the gym). You'd be surprised how much one can really help!
The training log is a must to track your progress, set goals, and record training information.
Why keep journal/training logs of all your progress? Well that is quite simple to explain because if you don't keep record of your lift how would you know how much you should do next week?
This training journal documents my 13 week journey during the AST 2002 World Championships competition.
A proper log will show you what worked and what didn't. Got an injury? Go back two months and see if you've made any specific changes for that muscle group lately.
I like to look at everything I do with my training very closely. Knowing exactly why I'm doing certain routines, training methods and why I'm following a certain type of diet strategy.
Lots of people have been asking me to do a bulking series like I did for my contest prep. So I decided to. Watch as a try to gain 25 lbs of quality muscle. Weekly updates and pics with full details of what I am doing.
I banged out three sets of 10 reps to get my body warm and my muscles stretched a bit. Next came barbell rows using an overhand grip.
I am not positively sure that postponing the contest was the right decision. Of course, it will free up a lot of time, but it would also be great to win that contest. I have been able to spend a lot of time with my grandfather, and it's definitely paying off. I still think that I would be able to spend an extended amount of time with him regardless of if I did the contest, so I may just change my mind!
Wow what a difference two weeks can make. Two weeks ago I was going over my pics and being objective with myself. I think I have the size to do well at the natural level, in fact I know I do. However I realize that conditioning is much more important and that I was not as lean as I should be with seven weeks out!
Today was my first day of training chest alone and I was actually feeling up to the challenge of not having a spotter. I began with flat bench press to get things going. I put on 135 and banged out 15 easy reps. Then I put on 185 for another 10 reps. Finally, I slapped on 225 for another easy 10 reps. At this point, I thought I was warm but I really wasn't. It takes a lot more for me to get warm than it has in the past. I guess it's because my muscles are stronger now...
Cutting down for a contest can be a bit unnerving at times. I look at myself everyday in the mirror so it is hard to tell if I'm getting the results I want. However over the past two weeks things have been looking up. I have dramatically increased my vascularity in my arms and shoulders and I'm starting to show vascularity in my legs and lower abdominals...
I am following an Intermediate 4-day Split modified for Advanced Training so I can train body parts more frequently to cycle my weight & rep scheme and also to vary the exercises and technique.
After four grueling months of intense training, the men of Detachment 1, 2-116th Cavalry departed for Bosnia, minus one.
This week was a pretty good one. The downside to not having a workout partner is, of course, not having a spot. This is really no big deal if you know someone in the gym. However, if you don't, workouts like chest or back and suffer…Big time! You can correct for this by improvising and increasing the intensity by increasing the number of reps or exercises performed. Time to get nasty!
This week definitely proved to be somewhat mentally challenging and relieving. Late in the week, I had to let my training partner go. Now I'm flying solo for the contest preparation. It's kind of a bad thing in that I have no spotter for the heavy lifts, but at the same time, it's a good thing because now I don't have to wait to train, I can go as I please. The spotter issue was resolved by the help of my dad and my roommate, so that's one less thing to worry about. I feel like I'm a little ahead of schedule for the upcoming contest. I'm right at six weeks out on Saturday, so it's getting pretty serious at this point.
This is what I've been waiting for!! Finally, a little time to relax and worry about nothing. This was a great week for training since I can rest all day and be, basically worthless. It is bittersweet, but this break is also very welcomed. I'm about 8 weeks out and counting down. In about two weeks, it will be time to really start buckling down.
What a week, I feel like I've been run over by a train. If I can make it through these last two finals, I can make it through anything. Soon, working out and dieting will be all that needs to be worried about. With this week, I am about 2 months out from my next contest on July, 6th
From here on out, the journals will be from Sunday to Saturday, starting with this one. I have also made an addition. At the end of every journal, there will be a summary of the exercises, weight, and reps that I did for every workout. This way, if you want to get right to exactly what I did, you can just scroll down. So, on with hamstring training!!
Lately, I've been eating an extraordinary number of calories so I'm feeling much fuller than I have been in the past month or so. I have also been stimulant free for over two months and this has affected my intensity level. However, I was still going to have a hell of a back workout today just because I love back training so much...Read more!
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Well, after coming in at a very heavy 230, I have cut down to 214; I tried to lose a little weight, but only enough so that I don't get my body fat levels too high when I start adding mass again. I plan on bulking up again for football over the summer, so I'm looking to put on quite a bit of size this time around. My strength has dropped considerably, as I am not pushing/pulling anything close to where I used to when I was heavier.
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Okay, little symptoms of overtraining have been nagging the past few weeks, and I was debating whether to train this week at all, since I am experienced enough now to know when I'm about to hit that point where the body begins to shut down...
An interesting thing happened, I found out that, when I did 390 for 4 on the squat in one of my earlier articles, they were not full squats. They were slightly above parallel, I'll explain as I get into the journal.
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All-Out 8-Week Mass Attack. No Holds Barred. My goal is to completely rock the natural bodybuilding world with size in 2003. Here is everything I am doing.
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Throughout my summer training program and in bodybuilding as a whole, you will notice the most improvement on basic movements...
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I tell you, the hardest part about this movement is having to get the weight started yourself. So I spend a lot more energy trying to get that first rep up than anywhere else in each set.
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I did the first week of it and by Wednesday my whole upper body was sore. The new methods, MPO method, and Maximum Pump method were good methods for growth.
Here is my training journal and workout program as I try to gain more mass over the summer!
Things are getting bigger and better-- especially me. I have gained 7 lbs (mind you about only 4 lbs of that is actually muscle tissue-- the rest represents mass from fat and water) but still have maintained a good level of definition.
Welcome to my online journal with examples of what I do as well as question and answer sections. Follow me and learn as I learn from my own mistakes and successes.
Training Journal Online! See the improvements and development! Week 5!
Previous Training Journal Online! See my past development and plans then look at my current plans to see how I have improved them!
Training Journal Online! See the improvements and development! Week 4!
Training Journal Online! See the improvements and development! Week 3!
Lose Fat & Promote Strength And Muscle!*