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Eye2_Man
02-19-2003, 07:00 PM
Today ends the 6th week of training. Following the advice from this forum, all full-body workouts. Beginner routines just to get the body used to lifting weights.

Most of the progress made was mental. All learned from this board. From you guys and gals. How to lift. What to eat. When to exercise. And the confidence and motivation to go out and get the work done. I owe you all a lot.

Here are a few of the numbers:

On Jan. 8th, 2003

Drinking a 12 pack of beer every night
Smoking a pack of cigarettes every day
Pants size 40
Weight was 231
Bench Press : 12@60lbs, 10@70lbs, 8@80lbs
DeadLift : 3@70lbs (that was the absolute max)
Squat : 10 with a broom handle

As of today, Feb. 19th, 2003

No alcohol except one night at a company function since 1/9
No cigarettes since 1/9
Today the size 38 "skinny" pants were worn to work
Weight today 214
Bench Press tonight : 6@115lbs, 6@125lbs, 6@135lbs*
DeadLift Tonight : 6@75lbs, 6@85lbs, 10@110lbs*
Squats (as of 2/17) : 12@65lbs, 10@75lbs, 8@85lbs, 8@90lbs

* denotes a personal best. But I did something really stupid this evening. After bench pressing 6 at 135, I remebered Phatman1179 saying something like, "Who hasn't ever had to roll the bar off their chest and down their legs to get it off?" So, another 15 pounds were added just for fun. 3 reps at 150 were busted out.

The numbers are nothing compared to what you guys can lift. What is significant is the mental gains. Thanks for all of your help.

Friday starts a split. Got that worked out over the weeks. Will try that until July 9th and see what happens.

New goals set to reach by 7/9:
Bench Press: 200lbs
Squat: 150lbs
DeadLift: 200lbs
Pants size 36"

Hibiscus09
02-19-2003, 07:03 PM
Fantastic!!!! You are doing great!

By the way, I know this wasn't your intention but that made me crave a beer!!! LOL

Eye2_Man
02-19-2003, 07:06 PM
There's 2 bottles of Fat Tire in the refrigerator. They expire in early March. You want one? Or both?

Hibiscus09
02-19-2003, 07:13 PM
Two??? I need a case! Just kidding. I only drink lite beer every once in a while. (Only on cheat day, of course!)

TwoWalks
02-19-2003, 07:28 PM
Here are a few of the numbers:

On Jan. 8th, 2003
Pants size 40
Weight was 231

As of today, Feb. 19th, 2003
Today the size 38 "skinny" pants were worn to work
Weight today 214

This shows a whole lot of dedication - strict diet and hard work ----- way to go.



The numbers are nothing compared to what you guys can lift.

Want to bet:)

What is significant is the mental gains. Thanks for all of your help.

You know ... weight loss can be temporary and how much we can lift comes and goes. You are right the mental is the significant part. When we train the mind, the mind will train the rest of the body. So many people that start and then quit happens because they do not train the mind first and then the body. Good job and keep it up, great progress.

Phatman1179
02-19-2003, 08:23 PM
Bro, Thats Awesome!!!

It's not about what we do or what anyone else can lift. It's about what you did last time and did you get one more rep or go up one more pound.

Being a Golfer I know you heard this before "You never playing against others, Your always playing against the course" Same applys here and your kicking it hard. Great work!!!

Homie
02-19-2003, 10:49 PM
Congrats bro, that's why we put in the time in the gym. :D Phatman's right, you should only compare yourself to the guy in the mirror. As long as you're makin' gains who cares what anyone else is capable of liftin'. You've made some impressive gains and should be proud as hell of yourself. HELL HAVE A BEER AND CELEBRATE BRO! :p Rollin' a bar off your chest sucks dude, make sure you have a spotter when you max... not that I've ever done that. :o

Macattack
02-19-2003, 11:09 PM
Those are HUGE F-ing gains man right on keep going at that rate, Well need i say more do i hear 300 club status by this time next year????????:)

MagicMel
02-19-2003, 11:19 PM
HUGE CONGRATULATIONS, bro. :D:D:D:D

I don't remember ever reading your initial stats, especially the brew & cigs. Congrats again.
17lbs lost, AND almost double the strength in 6 weeks! Excellent.

Get that new split routine in order, and the next gains will be just as fantastic.

BTW, with that new Power Rack you're gettin', you won't have to worry about needing a spotter. :)

Good goin', Eye2.

Belle
02-20-2003, 01:32 AM
Good one! I use to smoke 25 a day until 6 yrs ago and then I quit cold turkey. One of the best things I ever did for my health. I'm pleased because the asthma it induced has about disappeared since I switched to this diet and started weight training. So I don't need my inhaler's anymore which is fantastic really.

iluvlifting2001
02-20-2003, 04:10 AM
You are making great progress! Keep up the awesome job.

Gator
02-20-2003, 04:40 AM
Thats unreal !!
Congrats on all accounts..
Keep up the good work !

Gator

GLAlexander
02-20-2003, 04:41 AM
Eye 2

That is outstanding! I am really happy for you. You are making great progression across the board.