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    Default Pete's Bulk now Bulk later journal..

    Hi all, the goal of this journal is to both make me accountable and receive feedback...good and bad.

    I am sick of maintaining 218 pounds on my 6'3" frame. If one more person calls me "lean," "slender," or "fit" i am going to lose it. I work out to gain size, weight, and general mass and will continue to do so until i can maintain 230 pounds. 1.5 year's ago i busted my ass in the gym (and eating) and put on 16 pounds of MUSCLE in 13 months.

    It is possible to do this again and now is the time. I believe it is meaningful and original to have both REALISTIC and OBSCENE goals. Realistic to keep you grounded and Obscene to keep you motivated.

    Current stats:
    Age: 28
    Weight: 218
    Height: 6'3"
    Arm size: 17 inches (flexed)

    Realistic:
    8 pounds of muscle in three months
    18 inch arms
    BIGGER calves
    Heavier squat
    Maintain 230 pounds

    Obscene:
    Add one link to all of my wristwatches
    Crack the ****in sidewalk
    Make crossfitters look like pussies
    Get huuuuge

    I am running "10 week mass building program" slightly adapted to my taste. For me this will be a bulk and most of my time will be spent eating since that is what it takes. Lifting and eating come natural to me but the problem is sleep. If i can learn to get 8 hours a night this process will be that much easier.

    I will post weekly progress reports and i WILL get what i want.
    “Nobody wants to work hard these days. Everybody wants the easy way. Fu** that
    the 20 minute abs, the 10 minute this, the 10 minute that. … fu** that! Come to the gym. Work your ass off. Earn it. …"

    "command some sh** to grow"

    Current weight and ORM 11/13/13
    Weight: 217lbs
    Bench: 295 Squat: ??? Deadlift: ??? Shoulder Press: 85lb dumbbells
    Skull Crushers: 115x8

    Goals: Bench: 315 Squat: 350 Deadlift: 350 Shoulder Press: 100lb dumbbells
    Skull Crushers: 135x8

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    217 pounds this morning. Up from 216 on Monday. Food consumption has been very high for two days and i am sure i was consuming 3300k per day.
    Wednesday legs: squats, leg curls, legs extensions, calf raises sitting, calf raises standing
    Thursday back: chin ups, one arm rows (used 105's), cable sitting rows, bent over rows, lat pull downs, standing bb curls, incline curls, iso curls

    Two great workouts with lots of focus and energy. Today and this weekend will most likely be rest. Ill do monday chest.

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    220 pounds this morning. I modified my workout to:
    Monday: chest/tris
    Tues: legs
    Wed: off
    Thrus: Back
    Fri: off
    Sat: shoulders

    My Monday and Tuesday workouts were great. Eating has been non stop. Typically 8am, 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm creatine shake, 7pm dinner, 10pm hi cal shake.
    Although i have not computed the macros i am estimating 3500 cals (over my 3300 needed) but that is just fine.

    My leg workouts are progressing quickly and my bum foot is holding up. I will continue to add weight and watch my form in order to KEEP my back straight when squatting.
    “Nobody wants to work hard these days. Everybody wants the easy way. Fu** that
    the 20 minute abs, the 10 minute this, the 10 minute that. … fu** that! Come to the gym. Work your ass off. Earn it. …"

    "command some sh** to grow"

    Current weight and ORM 11/13/13
    Weight: 217lbs
    Bench: 295 Squat: ??? Deadlift: ??? Shoulder Press: 85lb dumbbells
    Skull Crushers: 115x8

    Goals: Bench: 315 Squat: 350 Deadlift: 350 Shoulder Press: 100lb dumbbells
    Skull Crushers: 135x8

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    220.9 lbs this morning. Eating like this is difficult....much more so than lifting or anything else. High calorie "mass gainers" have done wonders for me. There is just no way i would be able to consume this much without a quick 710 calorie shake. I am hitting all of my goals and havent missed any workouts. My stomach is growing a little bit, my weight belt is hardly fitting, and clothes are starting to fit tight but all of that is to be expected.

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    225 this evening. Still making slow gains with a healthy diet.

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    224 last night. Although i am not sure (because i have not measured or pinch tested) i do feel like i have gained mass. With that in mind hopefully i have not gained any (or much) fat.

    I did the Tough Mudder this past weekend. It was brutal but i ate lots of food to maintain my weight. So hopefully no net losses despite the 10 mile course. I did ok considering i do little to NO cardio within my training regimen.

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    233 one week ago. I am hovering around 229 currently and am happy with that.

    The gains that came with the bulk are fascinating.

    Arms, chest, shoulders, legs are the biggest they have ever been in my life. My chest is app 48 inches.



    My medium shirts fit like smalls and my large shirts fit like mediums. The bench, squat, and back weights have increased exponentially. This week i benched 275 for two reps, easily. Squat is around 315 or more....

    Folks notice, and say things to me about the gains. Which is nice.

    These are natural, hard, and exhausting gains.

    So, has all the work, eating, and sleeping in been worth it??

    I would say yes, because i would have been in the gym anyway reaching a different goal. 2 years ago i decided i wanted to be above 230 pounds; therefore, i will gather just a few more bulk pounds and then consider earning abs to define my look.

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    275 for 2? You should be able to hit 300 then. Congrats on the gains.
    "Stand your ground...remember...you're a monster too"

    Weight 200 from 210
    Best gym lifts
    Bench 155 -> 270 -> 315
    Squat 175 -> 345 -> 395
    Deadlift 205 -> 410 -> 485
    Overhead press 135 -> 175 -> 205

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiujinZero View Post
    275 for 2? You should be able to hit 300 then. Congrats on the gains.
    Yes, for two. I will max out next monday and let you know how it goes. Thanks.

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    Tried to max out on Monday but i hurt my neck.....well, i re-injured my neck/trap and the pain wont just STAY away.

    I did 275 for one but the pain was just too much to max out.

    damn it..

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    I feel you. Injuries suck. I didn't hit 300 either but there's still lots of time left lol
    "Stand your ground...remember...you're a monster too"

    Weight 200 from 210
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    Deadlift 205 -> 410 -> 485
    Overhead press 135 -> 175 -> 205

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    Back to chest today, i keep re-injuring my right trap/neck and am sick of it. Usually occurs on bench day so i will be doing dumbbells light on the flat bench.

    Hopefully i can remain loose and feeling solid at the gym.

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    Good luck staying healthy man. It looks like you and I are in a lot of the same situations... sick of being lean and not huge... now bulking with a bit of pudge around the middle to show for it... and all on the verge/inside the verge of nagging injuries. For me, it's been my lower back. Hard to bulk hard and go heavy with that kind of thing affecting you.

    I've been "bulking" for about 6 weeks now and my clothes are starting to get tight again. Mostly in the upper back/arms/shoulders, but the stomach/waist is getting tight too.

    Anyway, good luck and good log here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneGun View Post
    Good luck staying healthy man. It looks like you and I are in a lot of the same situations... sick of being lean and not huge... now bulking with a bit of pudge around the middle to show for it... and all on the verge/inside the verge of nagging injuries. For me, it's been my lower back. Hard to bulk hard and go heavy with that kind of thing affecting you.

    I've been "bulking" for about 6 weeks now and my clothes are starting to get tight again. Mostly in the upper back/arms/shoulders, but the stomach/waist is getting tight too.

    Anyway, good luck and good log here.
    Thanks, although i do not consider my self lean anymore, the connotation does not allude me. Probably has to do with my 6'4 stature. Needless to say i am always bulking.

    Good luck to you. Let me know if you need any tips. Do you have a log?

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    Quote Originally Posted by difranchise View Post
    ...Do you have a log?
    http://www.muscleandstrength.com/for...eGun-s-Journal

 

 

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