View Full Version : Reign of Apocalypse has begun
07-24-2002, 01:17 PM
I've had some injuries, some family problems, and some plain utter bull**** taking precedence over WT, but that all comes to an end on Monday. I'll be posting my plan within the next 4 days, and begin preparing for the onslaught of pain, and growth that will take place in the following 8 weeks.
07-24-2002, 03:18 PM
REIGN IN BLOOD. Get in there and kick some ***. Take that anger to the weight pile and show gravity who's in charge. Make that anger your slave!
08-05-2002, 11:17 AM
Well I'm actually 6 days later than I thought, but I'm refreshed and ready to hit the weights. Here is a run down of my plan so far.
Weight training program: I'll be using a POF routine from the newest Ironman. It incorporates the 8 sets of 8 on one exercise every workout. I've heard everyones thoughts before on programs in magazines, but I'm bucking that in order to try something new. I'll be lifting Monday through Friday. Each workout should only take 45 minutes to an hour.
Weights: Since this is my first time back in a while. I'll be hitting the weights with one goal in mind. Easing back into the game. Sure the weights might be light, but like I was told, and I believe it's not how much you lift, but how you lift it.
Cardio: I'll be doing a 10 minute warmup every workout. I'll be switching between bike,treadmill,and a stepper. Nothing hard, just to get the blood pumping.
Stretching: I'll be stretching between each set, and will do a full body stretch after my workouts before bed. This is a good time to finally put those yoga books to use.
Training time: 6 am or 3 pm, whatever my work schedule allows. These are the 2 best times to train for myself.
Training partners: As always I will go this path alone.
Diet: This part is always a tricky part for me, so I'm just gonna try to eat clean while I get back into the swing of training, and will add a formal diet later on.
Sleep: I function best on 6 hours of sleep, so that will be my goal every night. I feel wasted on 8.
Relaxation: I'm actually going to try this active/passive relaxation out.
Active: yoga, tennis, hiking ect.
Passive: video games,reading, talking,watching movies.
Motivation: I'll be trying some things I have, and some I haven't tried in order to keep myself pumped.
1. Visualization( I'll discuss this later on)
2. Goals(got to have these)
3. Fury( I used this one for the first year of training)
4. Pictures( After the first 8 weeks I plan on posting pics)
5. Positive self talk( I've let myself be influenced by
others negative thoughts)
6. Last but not least the great people who are part of the
abc family( I can always count on you all to understand
what it means to do what others call weird or a waste of
Goals: Here are some long term and short term goals I have
1. I finally want to reach a goal weight of 200. Right now
I'm at 260. That's still better than the 320 I weighted
almost 2 years ago.
2. find the desire for weight training I had, but lost
somewhere along the way.
3. Be able to do the splits(Stretching will do this for
4. Try to lose at least 1 pound of fat a week.
5. My ultimate goal right now is to finally get to a point
where I can enter Pro wrestling school and have a
serious chance of completing the training.
Posing: I'm going to spend 20 minutes every night
posing, to help get that hard dense look.
I know a lot of people will think this is too much too soon, But I know what I'm capable of, and can expect no less from myself. I'll not be culled like the rest of the masses. When the smoke clears I'll be the one who has faced the pain, agony, sacrifices, and was found worthy of the monkier "survival of the fittest".
This plan will undergo some changes as the weeks go by, but for the most part it will be a re-education of bodybuilding for myself.
I'll be posting Monday and Tuesdays worjkout results on wednesday, and if I get to train early enough on wednesday I'll post it as well.
08-07-2002, 10:16 AM
Well I had to miss Tuesday's workout, so I could take my aunt to the doctor for surgery, but I did get in the gym Monday so here are monday's results. I took it easy for my return venture into the gym after about 6 weeks out.
Cardio: 10 minutes 10 seconds on treadmill
1. 85 x 9
2.105 x 9
3 125 x 9
1. 15 x 9
Flyes:( was supposed to be cable flyes but the cable
station was being used)
1. 15 x 9
1. 85 x 6
2. 85 x 8
Incline flyes: (one was supposed to be cable but it was
1. 15 x 6
2. 15 x 7
Crossovers:(using 8 sets of 8)
1-3. 35 x 8
4-5. 30 x 8
6-7. 25 x 8
8. 25 x 6
Bent-arm bentover laterals supersetted with Shoulder width rows(oops while I was doing this I did shoulder presses by accident)
1. 15 x 6
2. 10 x 12
Dumbbell shrugs supersetted with Dumbbell upright rows
1. 30 x 12 / 15 x 12
One arm dumbbell rows
1. 25 x 10
Leg press calf raises
1-3. 90 x 12
Standing calf raises
1. 30 x 12
2. 50 x 12
Seated calf raises
1-3. 35 x 12
Machine calf raises( 8 sets of 10)
1. 60 x 10
2-4. 140 x 10
5-8. 200 x 10
Start time: 2:15
Rest between sets: I take just long enough to write down the last set and take a drink of water.no more than 15 seconds.
Comments: My chest got sore about 3 hours after lifting, so at least I know I did something. The best part of the workout happened as I was leaving. This personal trainer was with a client, and pointed at me while I was leaving and said." That's what I mean by intensity.
08-13-2002, 10:49 AM
Due to things beyond my control I only got in 2 workouts last week, but I picked up where I left off yesterday. So here is Monday's workout.
Cardio 10 minutes on treadmill, and then 5 minute warmdown after workout. While I'm on the treadmill I like to imagine I'm walking down the ramp to face my next opponent in the WWE.This gets my game face on for the workout to come.
1. 25 x 9
2. 35 x 9
3. 45 x 7
Incline one-arm lateral raise
1. 15 x 10
2. 20 x 5
1. 20 x 8 drop set 15 x 6
1-5. 10 x 8
6-8. 10 x 6
Pullovers ss wide grip pulldowns
1. 15 x 10 / 100 x 10
2. 20 x 7 / 110 x 8
Stiff-arm pulldowns ss Rope rows
1. 90 x 10/ 90 x 8
1. 20 x 9
2. 30 x 6
Cable overhead extensions
1. 25 x 9
2. 30 x 9
1. 10 x 9
1-8. 35 x 8
Dumbell preacher curls ss undergrip pulldowns
1. 50 x 10 / 35 x 10
2. 60 x 8 / 35 x 10
1. 20 x 8
1. 10 x 10
1. 10 x 10
Start time: 2:15 pm
Finish time: 3:15 pm
09-25-2002, 11:55 AM
While I haven't posted in a while I've still been hitting the gym, so now it's time to update the journal.
Start time: 2:25pm
Finish time: 3:05pm
Shoulder width machine rows
1. 90 x 9
2. 90 x 9
3. 90 x 7
One arm dumbell rows
1. 25 x 9
2. 35 x 8
Bent over laterals
1-8. 15 x 8
1. 60 x 12
close upright rows
1. 15 x 12
Incline cable flyes
1. 30x 12
2. 30 x 8
Smith machine press,incline
1. 30 x 10
2. 30 x 8
1. 20 x 5
1. 25 x 10
2. 15 x 10
decline dumbell press
1. 20 x 12
2. 20 x 10
1. 1(this is so weak)
Leg press Calf raises
1. 90 x 20
2. 90 x 15
3. 90 x 20
seated calf raises
1. 45 x 20
Machine calf raises
1. 100 x20
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