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Old 11-12-2009, 07:34 PM
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Okay I’m going to keep this short and sweet, my name is Jack Ellingham, I’m from North London (England) I’m an 18 year old university student studying creative writing & journalism (I hope to be a sports journalist when I’m older) I have never lifted weights before, never entered a gym and have no experience. I have been bugging you guys with all my questions for numerous months now and I am truly greatful for all the helpful responses so I want to say thanks to the following people; Gregsimo, keeptruckin, rootb33r, klosey, venom, jinx5000, davelin, commander, godsgladiator and spider-man. Sorry if I have missed anyone from that list!

Reasons why I started lifting:
1. I want to add more weight to my frame to help me improve at football
2. I want to improve my strength
3. I want to improve my overall fitness through eating and lifting
4. I want a body that matches my age and personality

Stats:
Height – 5’10”
Weight – 133.8lbs
Waist – 30.5”
Chest – 32.5”
Bicep – 11”
Forearms – 9.5”
Thighs – 19”
Calves – 13”

Supplements
Whey protein, Whey protein isolate, Malto/dex,Caffeine tabs, Multivitamins, Vitamin A, Cod-liver oil, Scivation xtend and Ground flaxseed.

Well this is the begining of a long journey so i hope people will follow along and add their input anytime they feel like it, wish me luck.

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What's your plan of attack to achieve your goals?
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Rock on, brother... you'll do great. You ask good questions and you heed peoples' advice. You've got it easy- all you've got to do is eat to get big! Good luck man. I'll be checking in to see how you're doing!
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Old 11-12-2009, 07:59 PM
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What's your plan of attack to achieve your goals?
I am doing starting strength, here is todays workout:
(now bear in mind i have never lifted before so wanted to start with as low weights as possible until i feel comfertable with the lifts)

Squat
44x2x5
55x1x5
71.5x1x3
72x1x2
82x3x5

Bench
44x2x5
55x1x5
66x1x3
72x1x2
88x3x5

Deadlift
66x2x5
88x1x5
110x1x3
121x1x2
132x1x5

and 5 pull ups

(all weights are in pounds)

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Old 11-12-2009, 09:28 PM
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That's a crapload of supplements!

Even though you're just starting out, you should split up your training somehow. You should also be going for more than 1-3 reps per set...
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Good to see you finally got the journal going, and nice start on SS, you'll find those numbers shooting up in no time. Im jealous that you can workout at home and that you have both an xbox 360 and PS3, thats just not fair!
What uni are you at?
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Old 11-13-2009, 01:34 AM
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That's a crapload of supplements!

Even though you're just starting out, you should split up your training somehow. You should also be going for more than 1-3 reps per set...
He just listed it backwards, he is going reps x sets.

Starting Strength is a great choice Ellingham, I wish you the best.

I would be scared to lift in your gym, too clean, and I would be nervous that I'd scuff the floor or something, lol.
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He just listed it backwards, he is going reps x sets.

Starting Strength is a great choice Ellingham, I wish you the best.

I would be scared to lift in your gym, too clean, and I would be nervous that I'd scuff the floor or something, lol.
i will switch that round (didn't know there was a specific order)
ah ha my gym i just moved house and layed that floor the day before i put together the power rack, there is now matting underneath the equiptment so no need to worry bout scuffs!
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