Name: Jake Lucidi
Weight: 130 lbs
Weight: 157 lbs
Why I Got Started
I started lifting about 9 months ago because I was sick of looking at my skinny self in the mirror. I wanted to feel more confident with a shirt on and off for myself and for the ladies of course.
Also, I had some cousins and friends who had started lifting and got some good gains which made me more interested in the sport.
How I Did It
I started learning the basics of the gym in a strength class I had at my school. I would just lift randomly with no real plan. Eventually, I started taking it more serious and I developed a routine where I worked out every body part every other day.
I stuck with this routine for the first few months and then I changed my routine to a split where I worked each body part 2-3 days per week.
I learned a lot about how to lift and what to eat from some people who went to my gym and from Bodybuilding.com. I used to spend hours per day on the forums reading up on everything I could.
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I Started Learning The Basics Of The
Gym In A Strength Class I Had At My School.
What really kept me motivated was that I got a couple of my friends to workout with me which kept pushing me to go more and more (they're doing pretty well too, so it pushed me to go harder).
Also taking progress pictures really helped with the motivation to see how far I had come. From here, I just hope to continue with what I'm doing, hopefully to put on a few more pounds of muscle.
I have to say once I got the "bug" I was hooked and no matter how tired I was after school of after sports I still made myself go. I have to say, it's pretty much the best few hours of the day!
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Taking Progress Pictures Really Helped
With The Motivation To See How Far I Had Come.
- Optimum 100% Whey Protein
- Gaspari Nutrition SuperPump250
- Gaspari Nutrition SizeOn
- BSN NO-Xplode
- Protein shake
- Some home cooked meal (different every day)
Meal 3: Pre-Workout
Meal 4: Post-Workout
Days 1 And 4: Chest, Triceps And Legs
- Bench Press: 7 sets of 10, 8, 6, 4, 2, 2, 10 reps
- Decline Bench Press: 4 sets of 10, 8, 8, 8 reps
- Incline Dumbbell Press: 3 sets of 10, 8, 8 reps
- Dumbbell Flyes: 3 sets of 10 reps
- Dips: 3 sets of 15, 15, 10 reps
- Skullcrushers: 3 sets of 10, 8, 8 reps
- Triceps Pushdowns: 3 sets of 10 reps
- Squats: 3 sets of 10 reps
- Leg Press: 4 sets of 10, 10, 10, 8 reps
- Seated Calf Raises: 3 sets of 15, 15, 10 reps
- Seated Cable Rows: 3 sets of 10, 10, 8 reps
- Lat Pulldown: 3 sets of 10, 8, 6 reps
- T-Bar Rows: 3 sets of 10, 8, 8 reps
- Bent Over Barbell Rows: 3 sets of 10 reps
- Deadlifts: 3 sets of 10, 8, 8 reps
- Military Press: 4 sets of 10, 8, 8, 4 reps
- Lateral Raises: 3 sets of 10 reps
- Dumbbell Shoulder Press: 3 sets of 10 reps
- Barbell Curls: 3 sets of 10, 8, 6 reps
- Hammer Curls: 3 sets of 10, 8, 6 reps
- Cable Curls: 8 sets of 10 reps
Day 2 And 5: Back, Shoulders And Biceps
I try to do cardio 1-2 times a week.
Suggestions For Others
My main suggestion for others would definitely be commitment. If you keep with it and make sure to get yourself in their when you need to be, the results will come.
Also, get hungry! Eat a lot and spread it throughout the day. When lifting, keep the intensity up and go until failure.