Todd Blue

Background

For as long as I can remember I've always wanted to be big, which sounds kind of funny considering that I only weighed 135 pounds soaking wet at 6'-1" tall before I ever picked up a weight. I remember growing up always admiring the way that Arnold looked and the way Lou looked in the "Incredible Hulk", muscles just amazed me, you know the feeling.

It was my senior year at the end of basketball season and I didn't know what to do, I needed something to focus my energy and time on. I joined a gym in hopes of getting a little bigger and stronger so I could play some college ball. Well after about 6-8 weeks of training I realized that I really liked this and focused my time and energy on bodybuilding and gave up on the basketball idea.

At first I had a lot of people tell me that bodybuilding was about genetics and that I didn't have them and if I intended on making any quality gains I would have to use drugs. Well, it was kind of hard to argue that point since my dad is 5'-10" and weighs about 160 pounds or so. But I would not let this deter my dream of becoming as big as a house.

I have long arms and long legs with small joints so I figured that I had a perfect build to look like Arnold it is just a matter of getting there....Keep Reading Article #1.

Then

Height: 6'
Weight: 130lbs
Chest: 39"
Arms: 11.5"
Legs: 19"

Now

Height: 6'
Weight: 250lbs
Chest: 52"
Arms: 19"
Legs: 31"

First Entry | 12/05/00 | 12/18/00 | 01/28/01 | 01/29/01 | 01/30/01 | 01/31/01 | 02/01/01 | 02/02/01

Articles

  • Progression - How I Did It!

    Hopefully this article will be a good source of inspiration for some of you that will read this. I went from 130 lbs to 250 muscular!

  • Eight Week Mass Attack: Day 53!

    It was hard to get warmed up this morning due to the fact I was at the gym within 15 minutes or so of me waking up but I did manage to get going.

  • Eight Week Mass Attack: Day 52!

    Well, like I said yesterday, I was hoping that getting up would be a little easier but it wasn't. It was much harder due to the fact I was up a little bit with my little girl who just didn't want to go to bed.

  • Eight Week Mass Attack: Day 48!

    Today was an unusual day for me, training on Saturday. I never really have a chance to get away to the gym on Saturday because of all the things I have going on.

  • Eight Week Mass Attack: Day 47!

    For some reason the last few mornings for leg day have been almost impossible to get my butt up out of bed.

  • Eight Week Mass Attack: Day 46!

    This morning was shoulder day, and I was really stoked about blasting them really hard but the pain in my left shoulder is back, nothing to bad but it has affected the amount of weight I can use.

  • Eight Week Mass Attack: Day 38!

    Another one of those days where I just couldn't get myself up out of bed. I don't know what the deal is. I even went to bed at 9:30 pm last night.

  • Eight Week Mass Attack: Day 39!

    My intentions for this morning's leg workout were to train heavy, but that was nipped in the bud from the second I got up. My left knee was really tight.

  • Eight Week Mass Attack: Day 37!

    Today was one of those days where I just didn't want to get up out of bed at all. It rained and turned really cold in the middle of the night so getting up from a warm bed was the last thing I wanted to do.

  • Eight Week Mass Attack: Day 36!

    I decided to lay off on my arm and shoulder work this Saturday; I just felt worn down and needed a rest. I am back to my 5 on 2 off split. So today was calves, chest and triceps.

  • Eight Week Mass Attack: Day 33!

    I don't know what my problem has been lately but it has been harder and harder to get up in the morning. I have nearly overslept everyday this week, thank goodness for the weekend...

  • Eight Week Mass Attack: Day 31!

    We had some really bad weather last night and due to a brief power outage that reset all the clocks I over slept this morning until 5:05 am. One clock reset itself and it read 6:50 am.

  • Bodybuilding On A Budget!

    Let's face it; bodybuilding is not a cheap life style. Not only does it require 24 hours a day attention, hard work, discipline and dedication, it also requires money.

  • Up Your Chest!

    See bodybuilding and strength training are two different things. They are two totally different styles of training. Now you do get strong when bodybuilding but it's more of an endurance type strength rather than a one reps max strength.

  • Eight Week Mass Attack: Day 29!

    After the last couple of weeks being out of my daily routine I am really looking forward to this week starting back on the normal road.

  • Eight Week Mass Attack: Day 27!

    Well I have decided to use Saturdays as an additional training day to focus on arms and shoulders to enhance the development of them.

  • Eight Week Mass Attack: Day 19!

    All I can say today is 'Damn!' My little girl has been sick this week and wouldn't you know that right in the middle of some great gains I would get sick too.

  • Eight Week Mass Attack: Day 12!

    Today it was harder to get up than normal. Man, am I glad the weekend has finally arrived; it's time for me to catch up on some much needed rest as well as sleep.

  • Eight Week Mass Attack: Day 11!

    Last night my wife went to bed a little early so I decided to make up for missing my back workout around 9:00 pm last night. I tried something completely different...

  • Eight Week Mass Attack: Day 10!

    Well sorry for the lack of an update yesterday. Due to unforeseen circumstances I was unable to train but all was well today. Today was shoulder day...