New account, new log. I'll try not to make all of your eyes bleed with my introductory.
With the pics I'll be posting tomorrow, a few of you may recognize me as Street_Ryda. I have a very different outlook towards things now, and am a very different person altogether. Looking back at old posts/memories of old threads..I realize I may have seemed like a buffoon. To represent my new view on things, and to ditch any old, lingering opinion others may have had towards myself..I've decided it to be suiting to come back through a new account.
For those of you who don't know my story, I'll make it short and sweet. A month before my fifteenth birthday, I faced myself in the mirror with an unfortunate weight of 240 lbs standing at 5'6. 'Huge', yeah. Not so intriguing when it's hugeness composed of body fat likely over thirty percent. Hated myself, never allowed my picture to be taken, embarrassed to see my reflection. My clothes fitting tighter of course had to be because the dryer made them shrink. The weight increases on the scale every time I set foot on it MUST of been a malfunction, and I'm just a little chubby, right? WRONG. Sometime in January of 2009, I decided to stop bull****ting myself. I got tired of sugar coating my flaws and eating them up just like the cupcakes I used to eat. I spent the next 15 months losing 90 lbs, and found myself at 5'8 155 lbs. For me, this was actually quite skinny. A few months after, after I enjoyed my freedom of food guilt free for awhile, I embarked on my second journey: Gaining size.
Having muscle/being strong was always an interest for me. From elementary on, I was always the 'big' kid and stronger than all of my peers in my grade. Due to having this naturally at my disposable is what I credit for my strong desire of furthering it today. I thrived on it as a kid. I guess it's like a psychological connection, in a way.
Bottom line, lifting is what I love to do. My mood is largely dictated by my success and daily performance in the gym. I'm creating this log to track my progress and to have information/pics/vids down the line to look back at and see first hand again where I was and how far I've came, and am going to go. Also, I want to get it on others progress/make lifting e-bros (lol). People IRL are actually so clueless it's frustrating. From doctors, teachers, other teenagers, adults and people at the gym..The most painful sentences in regards of lifting tend to come out of their mouth. So tired of telling people the exact solution to their problem and getting that "Hmm, thanks for the little tip" look. You guys here sometimes give ME that look, and are heaven sent that you actually...exist. I hope you bros will join in on my journey and I encourage anyone interested to sub.
The stuff you truly want to hear about:
*Estimated 1 rep max from a 3-5 rep lift. (Being a smoker, what my 5rm says my 1rm would be is likely nicely short. Especially on squats and deads, my 2nd last rep will go up like I got 4-5 more left in me and then full out fail on the next. Starting the quitting process on the 7th.)
*Dead lift: 415
*Military press: 185
BB rows: 255 for 6
BB curl: 135 for 6-8 with no lean at all. Typically go quite heavier with a slight form sacrifice.
With a mild pump from yesterday and today:
Chest: 46 inches
Shoulders: 51 inches
Arms: 17 inches
I was going to make my log tonight with pictures/full measurements that I planned to take..But my friend/workout partner who I had planned to do this with bailed out on me but will surely be posted tomorrow.
'Tis all for now. I know it's a lot to read, but believe it or not I actually restricted myself to a lot less than I would've posted