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Re: Scrawny to Brawny Journal
« Reply #30 on: July 25, 2010, 12:56:02 pm »
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I've taken measurements to better gauge where I am as suggested.

Arms:     12 in. -----> mind you this is after waking up and flexing, not while being "pumped"
Legs:     18 in.
Calves:  13 in.
Waist:    31 in.
Chest:    37.5 in.
Shoulders around: 43 in. (small I know)
Shoulders across:  19.5 in.

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Re: Scrawny to Brawny Journal
« Reply #31 on: July 26, 2010, 10:37:38 am »
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What's your reach/wingspan?
Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

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Re: Scrawny to Brawny Journal
« Reply #32 on: July 26, 2010, 09:27:41 pm »
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Ah! Thank you, I'll measure that now. Also, height since it's been half a year since I last did.

Height (shoe-less, for accuracy): 5'10" (70")
Wingspan: 70 in. (Whoa... cool, haha.)
Overhead Reach: 87 in.

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Re: Scrawny to Brawny Journal
« Reply #33 on: July 27, 2010, 09:23:07 pm »
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Phase II Day 8 (Monday)

Front squat: 5x5 @ 135 lbs. (I dropped weight and focused on good form and going all the way down on each one, I'll be going back up weight next week, I'm just terrible at front squats)

Close grip incline benchess: 5x5 @ 125 lbs.

Bulgarian split squats: 2x8 @ bw + 30 lb dumbbells. pr

One arm row (elbow out): 2x8 @ 40 lb dumbbells.

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Re: Scrawny to Brawny Journal
« Reply #34 on: July 27, 2010, 09:24:12 pm »
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Phase II Day 9:

Decided to take a rest day, plus I was really busy getting some bank issues resolved, I'll be back at it tomorrow morning.

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Re: Scrawny to Brawny Journal
« Reply #35 on: July 27, 2010, 11:28:09 pm »
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Phase II Day 8 (Monday)

Front squat: 5x5 @ 135 lbs. (I dropped weight and focused on good form and going all the way down on each one, I'll be going back up weight next week, I'm just terrible at front squats)

Close grip incline benchess: 5x5 @ 125 lbs.

Bulgarian split squats: 2x8 @ bw + 30 lb dumbbells. pr

One arm row (elbow out): 2x8 @ 40 lb dumbbells.

front squats are very tough imo, most people have a hard time with them, but boy do they make you strong as hell.. i'd say they have even more carry over to vert than back squat too, at least from my experience.. they really tax my upper back though, so i stick to back squat personally.

good job on the BSS.

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Re: Scrawny to Brawny Journal
« Reply #36 on: July 27, 2010, 11:41:15 pm »
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Yeah, I've noticed they put a lot of pressure on my shoulders which drops my weight a little on it's own because my shoulders really aren't that big. I'm also having a really hard time balancing with higher weights, I could do more, but if I do I tend to fall back. We'll see how that one goes next week.

good job on the BSS.

Thanks. ;D

Also, I'm gonna go to sleep now. I've been having a lot of trouble going to bed when I need to. Doesn't turn out too well considering I need to get up at 5:30 am to go to the gym if I want to get to work on time.

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Re: Scrawny to Brawny Journal
« Reply #37 on: July 29, 2010, 12:26:20 am »
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Phase II Day 10, Wednesday:

Clean and press: 4x5 @ 125 (jumped weight too fast, I'll be trying the same weight next week)

Weighted Chin ups: 5x5 @ bw + 22.5 lbs

Weighted situps: 2x8 @ +45 lbs

Cable pull throughs: 2x8 @ 70 lbs

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Re: Scrawny to Brawny Journal
« Reply #38 on: July 29, 2010, 12:51:20 pm »
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Ah! Thank you, I'll measure that now. Also, height since it's been half a year since I last did.

Height (shoe-less, for accuracy): 5'10" (70")
Wingspan: 70 in. (Whoa... cool, haha.)
Overhead Reach: 87 in.

ur suposed to measure reach in shoes. i doubt ur reach is 7'4 @5'10. dont cheat yourself bro..
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Re: Scrawny to Brawny Journal
« Reply #39 on: July 29, 2010, 09:04:20 pm »
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Heels to fingertips, reaching upward, just remeasured: 87". I'm not sure why you think that's so great, that's only 17" over my head, not really very much.

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Re: Scrawny to Brawny Journal
« Reply #40 on: July 29, 2010, 09:08:02 pm »
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Heels to fingertips, reaching upward, just remeasured: 87". I'm not sure why you think that's so great, that's only 17" over my head, not really very much.

I think Zgin meant that is low for your height.
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Re: Scrawny to Brawny Journal
« Reply #41 on: July 29, 2010, 10:52:31 pm »
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Heels to fingertips, reaching upward, just remeasured: 87". I'm not sure why you think that's so great, that's only 17" over my head, not really very much.

I think Zgin meant that is low for your height.

Yes.
Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

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Re: Scrawny to Brawny Journal
« Reply #42 on: July 31, 2010, 01:03:10 pm »
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Didn't update journal the last couple days, sorry. Anyway... here we go for the last two days

Phase II Day 11 (Thursday):

Another cardio/recovery day. I was a friend's birthday party chasing people with water balloons and big water filled buckets. :D Always fun.


Phase II Day 12 (Friday):

Trap Bar Dead-Lift: 5x5 @ 210 lbs.
Dips: 5x5 @ bw + 50 lbs.
Cable Rows: 2x8 @ 170 lbs.
Reverse Hypers: 2x8 @ + 20 lb. dumbbell.

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Re: Scrawny to Brawny Journal
« Reply #43 on: July 31, 2010, 06:15:31 pm »
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Didn't update journal the last couple days, sorry. Anyway... here we go for the last two days

Phase II Day 11 (Thursday):

Another cardio/recovery day. I was a friend's birthday party chasing people with water balloons and big water filled buckets. :D Always fun.


Phase II Day 12 (Friday):

Trap Bar Dead-Lift: 5x5 @ 210 lbs.
Dips: 5x5 @ bw + 50 lbs.
Cable Rows: 2x8 @ 170 lbs.
Reverse Hypers: 2x8 @ + 20 lb. dumbbell.

damn that is some strong dipping.. 5x5 @ BW + 50 lb.. good work!

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Re: Scrawny to Brawny Journal
« Reply #44 on: August 01, 2010, 02:33:55 am »
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damn that is some strong dipping.. 5x5 @ BW + 50 lb.. good work!

Hehe, I think I could have added another 5 lbs.... My last rep was pretty tough but still manageable. I'm going up weight again next week on all but incline bench and clean and press. (bench I had a really hard time keeping strict form on my last set and clean and press I just couldn't finish)

There's no final goal for me. No bodyweight I'd like to reach, no maxes. Just a tiny bit Bigger, just a tiny bit faster, just a tiny bit stronger, every day.

THAT'S my goal.