Tommy's Log

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  1. tommycee

    tommycee Hungry as F@#k

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    Background.

    From about 17 years old I was right into drinking alcohol and smoking. I was always a metal head and just loved going to gigs, getting blind and not remembering shit.
    When I was 20, I had mild jaundice, major lethargy and a few other problems, so went to the doctor and found out I had the first stages of scirisis of the liver/fatty liver. I had to stop drinking then and there, withdrawls and all.
    Anyway, stayed off for 6 months, liver recovered, back on it. 23 years old same problem. Long story short, Ive finally managed to get sober, (only 2 weeks in so still hard) and quit smoking.

    A year ago, I started an interest in a healthy/fit/strong lifestyle and I wanted to look good - of course. Started gymming with a mate, and it was like the blind leading the blind. But got me motivated so it was good.
    For the last 4 months, Ive studied and got a bit more advice and brought myself from a fat 95kgs (at the time i started working out) to a reasonable 75kgs. Now Im keen as hell to put on a good amount of muscle, and fitness, getting into sports again.

    So this is my log, mostly for my benefit, be nice to hear a bit of advice and motivation like I would give to my fellow BBers.
    Progress from August until January:
    http://imgur.com/PyFGkLe
     
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  3. tommycee

    tommycee Hungry as F@#k

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    So currently I'm at 77kgs, I'm 5'7" so its not a bad weight, but I'm keen to put on some heavy muscle.
    End goal is 92kg(ish) of muscle with reasonable body fat%

    I have a pretty strict lifting routine, which I do change up here and there.

    SATURDAY 4/01/14
    Today's workout: Back, Bis, Shoulders, Abs (usually just back and bis, but had a rest yesterday and wanted to smash today)

    Lat Pulldowns: 12/10/8/6/4+drop set
    Deadlift: 12/10/8/6/4
    Seated Rows: 12/10/8/6/4+drop
    Dumbell Rows: 12/10/8/6/4+drop
    Dumbell Shrugs superset to bicep curls superset to decline ab crunches: 3x12
    Dumbell Shoulder Press superset to concentrated curls superset to weighted crunch: 3x12
    Lat Raise superset to standing curls: 3x12

    FOOD/SUPPLEMENTS:

    Breakfast: Coffee, Chobani Blueberry Greek Yogurt, 1 Banana, 1 fish oil tablet (1500)
    Pre: 10grams Creatine Mono, half teaspoon L-Carnitine
    Intra: Xtend BCAA's
    Post: SMOOTHIE: blueberries, rasberries, waldoberries, blackberries, boysenberries, half banana, 250ml full cream milk, two egg whites, 10grams Creatine mono, half teaspoon L-Carnitine.
    Lunch: Suimin noodles, Roast chicken wings and drumsticks.
    Dinner: 1 Slice Roast beef, 2 marinated drumsticks, spoonful of honey carrots, garden salad,1 spoon potato bake. 1 Biomagnesium tablet (1000)
    Daily Fluids: I drink approx 3-4 Litres a day (could be a bit more than that- of water, had 3 glasses of coke. *Attended a wedding, hence the massive buffet of food for tea, and instead of having 15-20 alcoholic bevvies, i had a couple cokes and then water the rest of the night, far out not having a beer was hard)
     
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  4. jim87

    jim87 Perception is reality AGJ Supporter

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    Welcome mate a good luck with the journey. I've had a similar transformation in the last 1-2 years. Used to be right into the party/drinking scene but made an effort to change my lifestyle towards the gym and health/fitness in general. Have a look at my log if you're interested, but I can definitely relate.
     
  5. tommycee

    tommycee Hungry as F@#k

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    Had a look earlier bud, done heaps good for yourself. Inspires me a bit!
    Partying gets old pretty quick, tell you what I dont miss waking up feeling like shit! The worst is "what did i do last night" and knowing that you must have done something stupid as fuck :connie_jail:
     
  6. Kal-El

    Kal-El Well-Known Member AGJ Supporter

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    Good start to the journal mate, keep it up.. and how good is the liver to be able to regenerate itself.. why cant all organs be that awesome!

    And the best part you are only 24... a young buck, all those life lessons learnt... took me til I was about 30 to learn the same shit! Keep up the good progress bro
     
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    tommycee Hungry as F@#k

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    So I figure I should start being a bit more serious here, I'll weigh myself each morning before breakfast and see how it goes. (If this is not an ideal time let me know)

    SUNDAY 5/01/14

    Weight: 75.5kgs (goddamnit! Damn metabolism)

    Workout: Full Leg...
    Squats:
    12/10/8/6/4+drop @102.5kgs
    Good Mornings: 3x12 @42.5kgs
    Reverse Calf Raise: 3x12 @ 60kgs
    Standing Calf Raise:3x12 @180kgs
    Seated Calf Raise: 3x12 @30kgs
    Leg Extension: 3x12 @65kgs
    Leg Curl: 3x12 @65kgs

    FOOD/SUPPS
    Breakfast: Chobani Mango Yogurt, Coffee, Nectarine, 1 Fish Oil Tablet (1500)
    Pre: 10g Creatine Mono, Half Teaspoon L-Carnitine
    Intra: Xtend BCAAS
    Post: SMOOTHIE: blueberries, rasberries, waldoberries, blackberries, boysenberries, half banana, 250ml full cream milk, two egg whites, 10grams Creatine mono, half teaspoon L-Carnitine.
    Lunch: 2 homemade burgers, white bread, lettuce, beetroot, tomato sauce, carrot, cheese, butter.
    Dinner: 1 lamb chop, peas, corn, broccoli, cauliflour, mashed potatoes, tomato sauce. 1 Biomagnesium tablet (1000)
    Before bed Snack: Schooner of milk, nectarine and cookie, vegemite sandwich (white bread)
     
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  8. Charlee

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    Congratulations on giving up the drink and looking for a healthier you. Congrats too on the weight loss :) Good luck with continuing to work out and achieving what you want :)
     
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    tommycee Hungry as F@#k

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    Thanks! Has been hard work, although now im struggling to put weight on! Everything takes time I guess :)
     
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    I was close to where you are as a teenager. It was hard at first but now I don't miss alcohol at all. I can have a drink but I'm never tempted to have any more than one and usually I don't even enjoy that. There's definitely a light at the end of the tunnel. Support of family and friends goes a long way too.

    And yeah, getting the body we want is not for the impatient :p I've been training 3 years and still not happy! (Although I think never happy tends to go with the whole training/gym thing somewhat).
     
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    tommycee Hungry as F@#k

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    So true.
    Yeah Im definately understanding the whole never happy part of it! If I asked myself 1 year ago Id be extatic with what i have now, but you get a little taste and you cant stop! Its like its own drug.
     
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    tommycee Hungry as F@#k

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    Monday 6/01/14

    Rest day.

    Weight: 75.5kgs

    Breakfast: Coffee, 3 fried eggs - light olive oil in pan, 1 Fish Oil Tablet (1500)
    Morning Tea Full Carrot, Chobani yogurt, 5 cruskets with 1 can tuna, banana, 2 cookies,
    Lunch: Lamb Chop with peas, corn, broccoli, cauliflour, brown rice, 1 apple, mixed berries
    Afternoon Tea: 1 Full Carrot, 1 Nectarine
    Dinner: Sausage, Broccoli, Cauliflour, Peas, Corn stewed in beef stroganoff. 1 Bio Magnesium cap. (I have an amazing wife, such good dinners)
    Before Bed: Schooner of milk

    Cant wait for chest day tomorrow!!! Hell yes
     
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  13. Kieran

    Kieran 8 Weeks of fuck this. AGJ Supporter

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    Oh man this! So much this! Then you sound like a knob when people say how good you look and you say your still not happy. I always just think "good compared to what I was"
     
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    benn living the dream ;)

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    Congrats on making the decision to change your life for the better mate that's awesome to see :) I was quite a heavy drinker in my teenage years before I found the gym and its not easy for sure, but stick to it and the results will come. You may not ever be at the point where you are happy and always want more progress but you should always look back on where you've come from and take pride with what you have already achieved. Rome wasn't built in a day and there's no real shortcuts in this game just the results of hard work.

    All the best mate will be checking in and following your progress :)
     
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    tommycee Hungry as F@#k

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    Haha thats a good way at looking at it man!
     
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    tommycee Hungry as F@#k

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    Thanks mate, I find the "shortcuts" take away the pride a bit anyway, like anything the journey counts. :)
     
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    tommycee Hungry as F@#k

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    Tuesday 7/01/14

    Weight: 75.5kgs

    Workout: Chest, tris
    Dumbell Bench: 12/10/8/6/4+drop @35kg dumbells
    Cable Flys: 3x12 @ 22.5kgs
    Decline Bench: 12/10/8/6/4+drop @70kgs
    Standing Dumbells Across Body Focus (not sure correct ne for these but works the lower part of the pec so good): 3x12 @10kgs
    Incline Dumbell Press: 12/10/8/6/4 @30kgs
    Cable Skulls: 3x12 @45.5kgs
    Single Arm Cable push down : 3x12 @18kgs
    Cable rope overhead push down : 3x12 @36kgs


    Breakfast: 2 Fries Eggs. Coffee, 1 Fish Oil Cap (1500)
    Pre: 10g Creatine, Half teaspoon Carnitine
    Intra: Xtend BCAAs
    Post: Smoothie: 2 raw egg whites, 10g creatine, half teaspoon carnitine, mixed berries, banana, milk.
    Morning Tea: 1 apple, 1 banana, 10 raw peanuts, 1 nectarine, 1 can tuna.
    Lunch: Beef stroganoff, sausage, brocoli, cauliflour, peas and corn and brown rice stew.
    Dinner: La Porchetta Large Pizza with The Lot, left 2 slices for lunch - so I guess I had 6 slices... it was tasty, apart from anchovies :S
    Before Bed: Smoothie + Magnesium
     
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    Good volume going there :) About that shoulder pain, if it's always on cables, what about trying dumbbell flyes one week see if you still get it? If not, maybe you're twisting a little funny with the cables or something? (helpful aren't I? :p)

    I tend to get a bit of shoulder pain on chest day from time to time but I think I get mine from dips.
     
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    tommycee Hungry as F@#k

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    Thanks! Im going to see how I go without flys for the next week.
    Thinking about it now, dips do cause the same pain. Hmmm. Might get one of those rumble roller things a dude said in the other thread and give that a try, anything is worth a try!
     
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    tommycee Hungry as F@#k

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    Wednesday 8th

    Weight: 75.5kgs .... Are my scales broken

    Rest day

    Breakfast: 3 fried eggs on white toast, coffee. Smoothie
    Morning Tea: 1nectarine, 1 banana, 2 slices of pizza with the lot, 1 can of tuna, 1 carrot.
    Lunch: sausage stroganoff with vegies, xtend bcaas
    Afternoon tea: Apple, 250ml milk. Magnesium
    Dinner: Honey BBQ marinated chicken drumsticks, brown rice, peas, corn, cauliflour and brocolli.

    Summary:

    Today should have been Shoulders and Abs, but I took my magnesium at about 9pm last night (first mistake) and didnt actually get to sleep until about 10.30pm (second mistake) then sleep was restless until my alarm to get up and go to the gym before work at 4.30am (third mistake but its one i choose to make every day). So I couldnt get myself up, barely got myself up for work. Dont worry, tomorrow is a new day, and I will absolute fuck that gym up.
    Usually my day goes:
    Wake up @ 4.30am have breakfast, have pre supps then get to the gym about 5am. I smash in as much as i can of my scheduled day until about 6.10am then shower at the gym (saves paying for hot shower at home... I=Tight arse) then i get ready and all that and head over to work at about 6.30am.
    Then I have smoko at 9.30, lunch at 12, finish work at 4.30pm, head home have an afternoon snack, the mrs gets home at 5.30 and starts getting dinner ready at 6.30.
     
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    tommycee Hungry as F@#k

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    Thursday 9th

    Weight: 75.5kgs

    Workout: Back, bis

    Lat Pulldowns: 12/10/8/6/4+drop set @100kgs
    Deadlift: 12/10/8/6/4 @102.5kgs
    Seated Rows: 12/10/8/6/4+drop @113kgs
    Dumbell Rows: 12/10/8/6/4 @35kgs
    Bicep curls: 3x12 @23kgs
    Incline Laid Back Concentrated curls: 3x12 @7.5kgs

    Breakfast: 4 whole fried eggs on 3 slices white toast buttered. Coffee.
    Pre: 10grams Creatine mono, half teaspoon carnitine.
    Intra: Xtend BCAAs
    Post: 600mls of full cream milk. 1 nectarine.
    Morning Tea: 1 nectarine, 1 Apple, 1 Banana, 1 Carrot
    Lunch: Honey BBQ marinated chicken drumsticks, brown rice, peas, corn, cauliflour and brocolli.
    Afternoon snack: 1 Nectarine, 4 Strawberries.
     
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