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This is Grizzly, your overlord. I am aware that this board has been dead for quite some time, and that is my fault. I have been very busy with life's endless stream of bullshit and as a result have fallen behind in not just my lifting, but every other meaningful thing I've wanted to do with my life as well. Now that I'm working back into a manageable schedule, I'd like to use this thread for a little experiment.
This thread (and hopefully the ones that come after it) will be a daily journal for anons to chronologue their fitness journeys. After each workout, post what you did, how long you did it, what you did it with, and anything else that happened that pertains to fitness. There is already a similar thread like this one >>32 focused on running, but I would like to expand the workout journal idea to all forms involved, including lifting, cardio, dieting, and anything else that may be of interest to fellow /fit/izens. Yes, it is blogposting and I will not attempt to disguise it as anything else. But it's a good way for anons to share advice with each other on maximizing gainz and bringing up the PPH for the board as a whole.
So with all that being said, tell us about your workout today. You DID lift today, right?
Why are you impersonating Grizzly, faggot. There's nothing faggier than hiding behind someone else's achievements.
Change your BO name, or else.
Got a gym membership today, I'll go in on Wednesday for my first real workout since March of last year. Got a few things to get ready in the next couple of days hence the delay. I've already put down $95 for a down payment and committed for a year so no turning back now.
Continuing to find the right ratio of stuff to put in daily protein shake, right now it's
>whole milk yogurt
>various fruits including bananas, strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries
>whole milk for liquidity
today's turned out good but the seeds in the berries are really annoying. i'll add protein powder tomorrow once I begin lifting, that shit's expensive
Cucked out again, didn't have time to go to the gym. Gym bag wasn't ready and I didn't have enough time in the morning to get my shit together, nor did i want to show up to a gym unprepared. Tomorrow for sure.
Finally went today, felt damn good to pick things up and put them down again. Still annoyed at how much mass I've lost over the past year and felt like a beta bitch using nothing but a bar with two 5lb weights for the standing press, but nobody cares what anyone else is doing at a gym. The lifting will continue until gains improve.
Worked out again, had to take a three day break since everything was sore, getting back into it sucks. Did more squats, bench press, power clean, and pullups. Hate how the pullup bars have those rugged grips. I get that it helps to hold onto it but my baby hands aren't calloused enough and it fucking stings afterwards. Need to get gloves next time or something.
Squats, standing press, and deadlift. Increasing weight by five burgerunits each day. Progress is continuing.
Took too long of a break and felt bad about it, lifted hard (squats, bench press, power clean, pullups until fail) and feel fucking great now. If you're thinking about skipping a day, don't do it, you must push yourself to your limits and you will not regret it.
Had the gym to myself today, weird that it was only 4:00 but it felt good that Metallica was just blasting without anybody else around to give two fucks. If you can get a 24hr gym membership do it, it's worth it.
Skipped for two weeks because classes were getting busy, started again today only to have the shits real bad. Getting the ball rolling again fucking sucks.
Went today, felt kind of easy. It's a long way to getting back to the level where I was, which sucks but there's no other way.
Power cleans are a bitch
i'm pretty sure the gym i go to has bars of different weights, when you actually look at them and compare them some of them are noticeably longer and bulkier than the others. that probably explains why some days felt easier than others, i never paid attention to see how much extra weight they were adding on. i thought that all bars were a standard size and weight?
>didn't want to lift today, too tired
>driving home from work
>song related comes on
>get pumped up, do workout anyways
metal is a gift from God
Forgot my headphones so I had to listen to the shitty rap they were blasting over the speakers. Still got all my lifts in.
Realized I should probably not be doing deadlifts without a belt, that's probably a good contributor to my lower back pain. I'm a retard not like anyone is reading this thread anyways
Kept forgetting to post updates but I have been staying fairly consistent. Realized I've been doing deadlifts wrong for the longest time, I'm retarded.
>I've been doing deadlifts wrong for the longest time
How were you doing them? Will that come bite you in the ass somehow?
Did deadlifts right this time, but I'm starting to hit my limit on the standing press at only 50lbs of weight on the bar. Hope I can push past it.
I was lifting them without bending my knees first, so only using my lower back instead of back + legs. I don't think I did any permanent damage since the weight was relatively small and I'm still young.
Had the day off from work so the gym was pretty much empty, feelsgood. Song from webm related was playing and all i could think about was those fat bastards dancing, very dangerous to laugh while doing bench presses. also my calves are screaming at me, send help.
I had gotten a decent body weight routine going during the summer (gyms are still closed/require masks where I live, and screw that), but when the cold weather came in October I realized that I don't really have much space for home workouts. I also lost my willpower around Halloween and bought a bunch of candy/sweets, so I spent like three weeks eating way too much sugar and junk food and not exercising.
I finally decided to clean up the dust in my attic and get back to working out a few days ago, with a body weight routine I found online. I felt pretty sore for the last couple days, but I didn't hurt anything so I'm going to start it again today once I have time this afternoon. It's astonishing how much better I feel when I exercise compared to just sitting at a computer and shoveling food into my mouth.
I'm gonna try to post here more regularly. I like /fit/ boards and I think it's important for myself to track what I'm doing, and it'll be better for the board to have more traffic.
Completed a full 3 day workout last week for the first time, should've kept to the routine much more but I finally did it. Preworkout is a miracle but I'm also worried I'm going to be dependent on it and artifically inflate my gains and be unable to do them naturally.
The most important part is to never skip a day, otherwise you'll lose your momentum and everything will start hurting again once you pick it back up. It's like a pull motor, you can't let it stall no matter what.
I failed my overhead press reps and dropped a 45lb weight on my big toe
I'm torn between offering my sympathies and wanting to bully you for dropping
I guess I'll go with the former. My condolences for your feet anon. I have to lift things (10 to 70 lbs usually, occasionally more) above my head everyday as part of my job, so I will be able to start with fairly high weight on the overhead press I think.
Speaking of which, I actually came here to laugh at you post that I picked up a barbell for the first time yesterday. I had ordered it a month ago and it finally arrived. Although I'm still waiting for all my plates to get here, I did a few sets of squats, rows, curls, military presses and attempted a couple bent presses, all with 30 pounds. I'm going to put 50 on the bar (so 60 lbs) and try some deadlifts tonight.
it was two separate instances, i failed on my third set of overhead press reps, then when i was putting the 45lb on the bar for my deadlift i tried to move a trash can out of the way and the weight slipped and fell on my foot. i was only thinking later how lucky i was that it didn't smash my nail, now that would be hell.
Failed my squats, now stuck at 160 (not including bar). the noob gains might be wearing off.
Did a few singles with 90 pounds, felt great. Wish I had ordered more plates, prices have doubled on a lot of the shit I bought. Alas.
I did a full barbell workout today, because I missed a day on my regular program, which is 100% suspension trainer based. Other than that, I plan on just doing a few barbell reps per day, as per Pavel Tsatsouline's "greasing the groove" theory.
Failed squats and overhead press again, might have to start moving into the advanced beginner phase since my noob gains have been reached.
Deloaded squats from 160 to 150 (minus bar) and still failed. I blame preworkout you become dependent on it and can't escape once you've gone too far.
Deloaded a significant amount so I can learn to do squats properly, makes you realize how much stronger you've gotten when having even that much weight feels like nothing.
Had the gym to myself again, switched the music from the godawful ((( (((hiphop))) ))) to actually good music. long live ozzy.
>had the gym to myself again
Do they let you switch the music on the speakers or do you simply put on headphones?
You'd have to be pretty affluent in the gym to be able to switch music on the fly.
they have a goyPhone connected to the stereo with a premium Spotfiy account, pretty sure it's based on a first-come first-serve basis.
Surprised your gym didn't crash and burn already. That sounds like an invitation for disaster.
Today's barbell workout:
Sets x reps
>at 40 lbs, 30 second rest
>at 90 lbs, 3 minute rest
>overhead press 3x5
>at 40 lbs, 30 second rest
>standing triceps extension 3x6
>curl at 90 lbs
I will probably alternate between these two workouts for a while. warm ups are kinda backwards, I'll try to fix that next time. I feel like I could go heavier on some lifts but I don;t have any more plates.
>warm up, 40 lbs, 30 second rest
>overhead press 6x2
>workout, 90 lbs, 3 minute rest
>bent over rows 5x3
Started going to the gym first time in my life a couple weeks ago, went the last 4 days in a row, feels good. Not really sure what's ideal honestly, been doing dumbell concentration curls with 15lb. Can do about 20 on first attempt, i usually do that for both arms then try as many as i can again, then a third time. After that i ride excersise bike for 20 minutes and then back to concentration curl, doing as many as i can 3 more times for each arm.
can't tell you much about going to the gym.
i know i have an awful experience with them, but that's most likely on my account of going around like a sperglord.
How do you act like a sperglord at gym?
I did a water aerobics class, nothing but old ladies as i thought, but still pretty fun and my whole body is sore. Those old gals are tougher than i expected.
didn't fail my overhead press today so that's good i guess
i can't feel my calves send help
may have been the hueg coffee i had this morning but my squats felt surprisingly easy
some thot next to me was doing pic related and it was hard not to laugh while doing bench presses
what kind of exercise is that and why does it even exist
Yesterday some thot next to me looked like she was using the bar as a scratching post, it's very dangerous to laugh when doing overhead presses
Its for people that can't do a single pushup.
Starting to do the leangains diet, my body feels like it's about to violently overthrow my brain in a coup detat but I'm sick of this fat on my chest.
I got sick the day after this workout and had to take a couple weeks off. It really affected my strength and over the last week I have been trying to get back to where I was when I last posted. I have managed to get back to the same weight during my workout yesterday but it was certainly more tiring to get through, so I'm not quite there yet but I expect to be caught up by the end of next week.
squats are getting harder and I am afraid
I keep thinking this is a /Daily Japanese Thread/ every time I see it.
Failed my lifts on squat, bench press, and power clean. Deloaded the latter two and will start lighter on the former on Wednesday. Probably my body acclimating to the new diet and I was kind of bullshitting the last few times anyways. Not even the greatest band of all time was enough to push me forward, although it did help briefly.