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    Impossible is Nothing..the journey of DGabe

    Well I am finally back to WBB. It's been a little over a year since I stopped posting here, and this was largely due to my knee reconstruction. I am currently going to school at Rowan University, and hopefully within 3-5 months my knee will be completely healed. To make a long story short, I was sprinting towards the ball, goalie came out cleats first into my locked leg, my kneecap dislocated and tore all the tendons off the bone, and my ACL. So the surgery was six hours for them to reconstruct the ACL and put two screws into the bone to re-attach all the tendons. Right around the end of July I had my knee scoped from all the scar tissue, and hopefully that will be the end of me going under the knife So the rest is history, I'm on the soccer team here at Rowan and have been rehabbing and strength training.

    Supplements:

    I'm not going to go into the history of my supplementation as this is just not necessary so we'll cut down to what I'm currently taking
    • Iron-Tek Cookies&Cream
    • Iron-Tek Banana Cream
    • NOW Adam
    • NOW Fish Oils
    • Vit C 500mg
    • Athletic Edge Nutrition - IntraXCell
    • Athletic Edge Nutrition - SteelEdge
    • Athletic Edge Nutrition - IntrAbolic
    • Controlled Labs - Green MAGnitude
    • Bulk L-Leucine
    • Bulk Glycerol Monostearate
    • Melatonin 3mg (night time)


    As you may know, I am a rep for Athletic Edge Nutrition so I am fortunate enough to get to use all of our products. IntraXcell was the first ever capped beta-alanine product, SteelEdge is a basic pre-workout without creatine, and IntrAbolic is our brand new product that you drink while working out with Leucine (as well as all the other necessary amino acids), Electrolytes, Beta-alanine, and Hydrolyzed Whey Protein (with a high degree of hydrolysis over 30%). So I got everything covered.

    I've never taken anything hormonal, and the only thing I plan on trying soon is Designer Supplements ActivaTe Xtreme. This basically allows your body to free up test from SHBG (sex hormone binding globulin) and take advantage of already existing test.

    Also my source of whey protein is always changing, Iron-Tek unfortunately is a very cheap whey and clumbs. However it was $21 for 5lbs and I am tight on cash at the moment, but I think my next few purchases will be a much higher quality blend. (yes I know about Nitrean, no need for plugs )

    Diet:

    Mostly clean foods, pasta, chicken, beef, grilled cheese, omelettes, and a lot of other typical college cafeteria food.

    Goals:

    This past January I was 163lbs after I lost about 17lbs from being in bed for so many months from the surgery. I'm now up to about 190lbs at roughly %11 BF (rough gestimate). I would like to bulk as cleanly as possible to 210, and then just work on strength from there.

    For years I have been seriously considering boxing or some form of MMA, and I think after soccer season is over I'm going to finally follow through with this. I will be most likely signing up to a Muay Thai gym (It's called Daddis Training, MMA in Philly).

    Routine:

    I've tried everything from high volume, HIT, Bill Starr 5x5, chest/tri back/bi split, push/pull.
    Currently using a push/pull routine:
    • Day 1 - Chest / Back
    • Day 2 - Shoulders / Calves
    • Day 3 - Biceps / Triceps
    • Day 4 - Legs


    Always focusing on compounds first, and finishing with some isolation exercises. I keep strict form, good negatives, and always make sure my ego doesn't prevent me from training effectively.

    I will probably start this journal up on Monday when my routine is back on Chest/Back day. I just got so excited from visiting again that I had to start up a journal today!! Feels great to be back and I am looking forward to sharing ideas and experiences with everyone again. Here are two pictures to give you guys an idea of what's happened. The first one is what I looked like roughly in January, and the second is a more current pic (a week ago or so).


    Last edited by DGabe24; 10-17-2007 at 03:37 PM.
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    Best Meet Lifts @ 220 Raw:
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    Bench - 355
    Dead - 500
    Total: 1330

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    Wow man, looking great - obviously been putting in lots of work these past months.

    To see you go into the fight game would be super...good luck with everything including your school studies.
    Last edited by Coke; 10-18-2007 at 06:42 AM.

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    upper body is looking huge dave
    2000 or bust

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Wow man, looking great - obviously been putting in lots of work these past months.

    To see you go into the fight game would be super...good luck with everything including your school studies.
    Yeah, I am leaning towards boxing because of this knee. My doctor did tell me that after the surgery it would be equal to my other knee strength wise, but I just don't think it's in my best interest to put this knee to the test.

    Quote Originally Posted by Stumprrp View Post
    upper body is looking huge dave
    Thanks man, I been bustin my ass, and I'm excited as hell to be back @ WBB
    Don't asker for a light load, but a strong back.

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    Best Meet Lifts @ 220 Raw:
    Squat - 475
    Bench - 355
    Dead - 500
    Total: 1330

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    it shows man, aside from all of those unnecessary supplements, lol.
    2000 or bust

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumprrp View Post
    it shows man, aside from all of those unnecessary supplements, lol.
    What out of those is unnecessary?
    Don't asker for a light load, but a strong back.

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    Best Meet Lifts @ 220 Raw:
    Squat - 475
    Bench - 355
    Dead - 500
    Total: 1330

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    Chest / Back
    Time: 12:10-1:23 Total: 73 minutes


    Flat BB
    • 135 x 10
    • 185 x 8
    • 225 x 7
    • 225 x 5
    • 185 x 7

    Bent-over BB Rows
    • 135 x 12
    • 155 x 8
    • 175 x 4
    • 135 x 8

    Incline DB Press
    • 70 x 10
    • 80 x 7
    • 75 x 6
    • 60 x 6

    T-Bar Rows
    • 90 x 10
    • 180 x 8
    • 135 x 15
    • 160 x 10

    Decline DB Flies
    • 35 x 12
    • 40 x 10
    • 40 x 8

    Pullups
    • BW x 6
    • BW x 6
    • BW x 5

    Incline Cable Flies
    • 50 x 8
    • 40 x 8
    • 30 x 10

    **Warm-up sets are included

    Comments: Overall I had an awesome workout. First time using IntrAbolic since the samples a few months ago when the product was being made. I was working out on an empty stomach, with no breakfast, and a make-shift pre-workout consisting of tyrosine, taurine, and caffeine that I had laying around at home since I forgot my SteelEdge at school. Felt extremely strong, and I was suprised I was able to get those kind of pullups after killing my back with those rows.

    Complaints: My only complaint for the day was that I was extremely sad sipping the last bit of IntrAbolic
    Don't asker for a light load, but a strong back.

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    Best Meet Lifts @ 220 Raw:
    Squat - 475
    Bench - 355
    Dead - 500
    Total: 1330

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    Way to go bro, moving along in a nice groove.

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    up to 225 for reps! damn man!
    2000 or bust

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    Shoulders/Traps/Abs
    **I forgot my journal..so here's most of what I remember

    Standing Millies
    • 135 x 10
    • 155 x 6
    • 135 x 6


    Seated DB Shoulder Press
    50 x 10
    60 x 10
    60 x 8
    40 x 15

    Side Raises supersetted w/ Rear Delt Flies
    20 x 10 x 12
    20 x 10 x 12
    20 x 10 x 12

    DB Front Raises
    25 x 10
    25 x 10


    BB Front Raises
    Bar x 6
    65 x 6
    65 x 6

    BB Shrugs
    225 x 10
    225 x 10
    225 x 10

    DB Shrugs
    75 x 15
    95 x 10

    **Ab Work**

    Comments: Another insane workout. My shoulders were burning as usual, but not quite that same burn I'm used to. Again, due to IntrAbolic imo, I am lacking that "spent" feeling. Almost as if I could go back in there and do another semi-strong workout, despite the burning sensations. Tomorrow I'll do some bicep/tricep, and then Friday I'm going to do some squatting and possibly some deadlifting if I feel wild and crazy

    Complaints: Partner was talking a little too much tonight to some friends we saw in the gym, but after a few choice words we got back to business.
    Don't asker for a light load, but a strong back.

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    Dead - 500
    Total: 1330

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    Ace pressing sets, solid shoulder work in general dude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Ace pressing sets, solid shoulder work in general dude.
    Thanks Cocoa, I feel like 155 x 6 is good...but ideally I would like to start pressing 185 over my head. I make sure not to help out at all with legs, unless the last rep or two require some push pressing.
    Don't asker for a light load, but a strong back.

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    Dead - 500
    Total: 1330

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    big shoulder work dave
    2000 or bust

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    looking and lifting pretty massively man. How long has it been since you have done lower body?

    i bet you cant wait to get back to your SQUATZZ
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    Quote Originally Posted by Natetaco View Post
    looking and lifting pretty massively man. How long has it been since you have done lower body?

    i bet you cant wait to get back to your SQUATZZ
    I've been lifting lower body..for about 4 months now. I'll be hitting legs/arms tomorrow.

    I've been doing the typical Push/pull/legs...but I can't seem to get a good routine, what do most people do?

    1. Chest/back
    2. Shoulders/traps/calves
    3. Arms
    4. Legs
    5. Off
    6. Repeat?
    Don't asker for a light load, but a strong back.

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    Dead - 500
    Total: 1330

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    westside for skinny bastards is a hell of a split
    2000 or bust

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumprrp View Post
    westside for skinny bastards is a hell of a split
    tell me about it.. .my workout is off their site o_o

    not going to be able to pick anything up tomorrow lol
    I don't have time. I make time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumprrp View Post
    westside for skinny bastards is a hell of a split
    It's easy to me...i dunno. I don't really get sore no matter how hard I push myself. Maybe cause I'm bulking good, my post workout nutrition is on point, and my intra-workout nutrition helps a ton. I just need something that doesn't over-lap support muscles.

    Is the split I listed a typical push/pull? Or did I mix something up?
    Don't asker for a light load, but a strong back.

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    Best Meet Lifts @ 220 Raw:
    Squat - 475
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    Dead - 500
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    Quote Originally Posted by tigo View Post
    tell me about it.. .my workout is off their site o_o

    not going to be able to pick anything up tomorrow lol
    Lol but you'll be lovin that feeling don't lie
    Don't asker for a light load, but a strong back.

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    Bench - 355
    Dead - 500
    Total: 1330

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    trust me, if you go hard enough on WB4SB you will get messed up man haha

    you really want to hurt huh? super squats, 20 rep squat routine.

    anyways, no, the split you listed is like a traditional BB style, this is something what your looking for.

    day 1 push - bench, overheads, triceps
    day 2 pull - row, pullups, biceps
    day 3 legs - squats, deads, quad/ham/glute/calve, abs

    that will yield great results, i would do this monday wednesday friday.
    2000 or bust

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumprrp View Post
    trust me, if you go hard enough on WB4SB you will get messed up man haha

    you really want to hurt huh? super squats, 20 rep squat routine.

    anyways, no, the split you listed is like a traditional BB style, this is something what your looking for.

    day 1 push - bench, overheads, triceps
    day 2 pull - row, pullups, biceps
    day 3 legs - squats, deads, quad/ham/glute/calve, abs

    that will yield great results, i would do this monday wednesday friday.
    I can push myself a lot harder than lifting 3x a week. Ideally I'd like to hit everything 2x a week, on a strong bulk with proper supplementation I think a routine should be 2x a week. Obviously with a cut and caloric deficit 1x a week is much more appropriate.
    Don't asker for a light load, but a strong back.

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    Dead - 500
    Total: 1330

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    Quote Originally Posted by DGabe24 View Post
    I can push myself a lot harder than lifting 3x a week. Ideally I'd like to hit everything 2x a week, on a strong bulk with proper supplementation I think a routine should be 2x a week. Obviously with a cut and caloric deficit 1x a week is much more appropriate.

    i know what you mean man.. i'm thinking about doing that while i bulk this winter!
    I don't have time. I make time.

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    WOW - November 1st

    Legs
    Mission: To not be able to support myself going down stairs
    Total time (roughly): 40 minutes[
    **Warm-up sets not included**


    Squats(deep, no spot)
    • 205 x 10
    • 245 x 8
    • 275 x 4
    • 224 x 8


    Leg Press(toes pointing out)
    • 290 x 6
    • 290 x 6
    • 290 x 6

    *Really slow negatives on these*

    Leg extensions
    • 130 x 15
    • 130 x 15
    • 130 x 15


    Calf Work

    Comments:Completely OWNED my legs...not much more to it. I've missed logging the last few days cause of school, and trying to stay on top of a few things. Tomorrow will be shoulders/arms...next week starts the new routine:

    Monday-Chest
    Tuesday-Back
    Wednesday-Arms
    Thursday-Shoulders/traps
    Friday-Legs
    Weekend-Off/Light cardio
    Last edited by DGabe24; 11-02-2007 at 03:34 PM.
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    Dead - 500
    Total: 1330

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    Quote Originally Posted by DGabe24 View Post
    ...next week starts the new routine:

    Monday-Chest
    Tuesday-Back
    Wednesday-Arms
    Thursday-Shoulders/traps
    Friday-Legs
    Weekend-Off/Light cardio
    New routine doesn't look bad but would be even better if you could manage to have Wed. off, if that be the case why not try this:


    Monday-Chest/Delts
    Tuesday-Back/Traps
    Wednesday-off
    Thursday-Arms
    Friday-Legs
    Weekend-Off/Light cardio

    I've been thinking of doing something like that, just a thought man...killed those legs with that effort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    New routine doesn't look bad but would be even better if you could manage to have Wed. off, if that be the case why not try this:


    Monday-Chest/Delts
    Tuesday-Back/Traps
    Wednesday-off
    Thursday-Arms
    Friday-Legs
    Weekend-Off/Light cardio

    I've been thinking of doing something like that, just a thought man...killed those legs with that effort.
    I've actually decided on something like:

    Monday-Upper(heavy) - Incline Bench/Deadlifts-BB/T-Bar Rows
    Tuesday-Lower(light) - Light squats/Isolation stuff
    Wednesday-Off
    Thursday-Upper(light) - Flat DB/Pullups-Pulldowns
    Friday-Lower(heavy) - Heavy Squats/Leg press
    Last edited by DGabe24; 11-02-2007 at 03:37 PM.
    Don't asker for a light load, but a strong back.

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    Best Meet Lifts @ 220 Raw:
    Squat - 475
    Bench - 355
    Dead - 500
    Total: 1330

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