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Wayward Vagabond 07-27-2018 11:44 PM

wv's Progress Thread
 
So it's been 3 months to the day that i started going to the gym and 5 months since i started my path to a better me. i'll be using this thread to post my progress (shoutouts to mahou) on lifts, weight, and anything else really

beginnings 4/27/2018:

Deadlift: 3 sets of 5 @ 100
Bench press: 3 sets of 5 @ 70
Squat: 3 sets of 5 @ 50
Mile time: 14:30
5k time: N/A
Distance without stopping: like 20 feet lol
Weight: 345
4XL shirt size
44 size pants

current as of 10/10/2018:

Deadlift: 2 set of 5 @ 320
Bench Press: 3 sets of 5 @ 200
Squat: 4 sets of 5 @ 210
Mile Time: 9:57
5k time: 33:48
Distance without stopping: 4.5 miles
Weight: 272
2/3XL shirt size depending on brand
38/40 size pants depending on brand

Current Goals:

Deadlift: 1.5x bw
Bench Press: 250
Squat: 1.5x bw
Mile Time: <8:00
5k Time: <25:00
Distance without stopping: 10 miles
Weight: 240

Wayward Vagabond 07-27-2018 11:44 PM

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i'll maybe post progress pictures here too depending on how i feel about posting my fat ass on here

FreezinIce 07-28-2018 12:59 AM

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Hype

Sky Kitten 07-28-2018 01:30 AM

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You're doing amazing! Looking forward to reading more of your journey. :)

Keep up the great work!

Moria 07-28-2018 03:16 AM

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Hell yeah! I'm glad you've stuck with all this man. i really wish your body the best in your journey to get the health where it deserves to be. truly great work dude, i hope your feeling the benefits :)

Mahou 07-28-2018 04:38 PM

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Wow that 3 month progress is solid

who_cares973 07-28-2018 05:00 PM

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Thanks guys! Every day I look at myself I don't really notice a difference in appearance but when I lift or run that is when I really notice the progress I've made.

Thanks again for all the support guys

Mahou 07-28-2018 05:10 PM

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Did you take any before and after pictures?

Celirra 07-28-2018 06:15 PM

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FFR workout progress group when

who_cares973 07-28-2018 09:02 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Mahou (Post 4637332)
Did you take any before and after pictures?

I have some before pictures and shirtless progress pictures that I've been taking but for me I don't really see much of a difference. I think it's a mental thing for me though because everyone says I've changed a lot.

who_cares973 07-28-2018 09:02 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Celirra (Post 4637343)
FFR workout progress group when

This is a neat idea actually

Mahou 07-28-2018 10:43 PM

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I’d be down for something like that

who_cares973 08-9-2018 02:35 PM

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I kind of had to put a stop to my running because the fires in socal have made the air quality worse than it normally is and it makes running outside difficult for me. I'll been using the stationary bike as my cardio workout which is boring as fuck but w/e I'll deal with it for now. I tried running on the treadmill but I get really bad shin splints from it so I gave up on that. I tried increasing the incline to help simulate running on pavement but it didn't help. I don't understand how people do it lol.

I've been really working on improving my bench and squat. Doing 3x5 at 160 for bench has gotten easier, I don't need to pause so much in-between sets. I also did 2x2 at 180 which I didn't think I'd be able to do.

Today was my leg day and I managed to do 3x5 at 190. Super stoked about that.

Also lost 4 pounds since the 27th so holla.

The best thing about working out and losing weight is that I no longer have tons of ingrown hair on my thighs. It looked like I had tons of pimples on my legs rofl it was bad. I don't think you can really see a change in my body since I started but I can finally notice a change in my face and I like it.

who_cares973 08-15-2018 02:04 PM

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Recorded myself doing a set of 5 for 200 for squat. I ended up doing 3x5 at 200. I'm going to be sad when the beginner gains taper off lol

https://www.instagram.com/p/BmgoOWQDdj_/

lofty rhino 08-15-2018 02:14 PM

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solid, my guy

who_cares973 08-15-2018 03:14 PM

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Thanks my dude! I also decided to make an IG for my weightloss and fitness progress.

https://www.instagram.com/rollstoripped/

Celirra 08-15-2018 03:21 PM

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I didnt realize how far you've come until I checked out what you posted on insta, damn dude, you look like a whole different person almost

Props to you friend, keep it up eh! Its inspirational how far you've come

aperson 08-15-2018 03:50 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by who_cares973 (Post 4639512)
I kind of had to put a stop to my running because the fires in socal have made the air quality worse than it normally is and it makes running outside difficult for me. I'll been using the stationary bike as my cardio workout which is boring as fuck but w/e I'll deal with it for now. I tried running on the treadmill but I get really bad shin splints from it so I gave up on that. I tried increasing the incline to help simulate running on pavement but it didn't help. I don't understand how people do it lol.

I h a t e treadmills. They fuck up my knees and shins every time no matter what and I think it's because of the way they rattle. A 1.5 incline on a treadmill pretty closely simulates the amount of wind resistance you'd get from running outside, but it doesn't make it not destroy your knees, and injury is a really common problem in running.

Ellipticals are really good in terms of a low impact way to hit your target heart rate. They get boring so I focus really hard on pushing myself when I'm on them. I also highly recommend rowing machines (ergometers) if you have one around as a way to mix in other cardio with running. Stairsteppers are also a good mixup as well as stationary bikes.

When I have to do cardio inside for long stretches indoors I find that mixing up the machines I use every day like that helps keep things interested, keeps a good variety of muscle groups in shape, and keeps me from overstraining certain parts of my body.

Also check out if you have DDR machines around for a hella good high intensity interval sport~

Mahou 08-15-2018 04:53 PM

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Your squat video was awesome man. Good clean reps

who_cares973 08-15-2018 06:23 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by aperson (Post 4641277)
I h a t e treadmills. They fuck up my knees and shins every time no matter what and I think it's because of the way they rattle. A 1.5 incline on a treadmill pretty closely simulates the amount of wind resistance you'd get from running outside, but it doesn't make it not destroy your knees, and injury is a really common problem in running.

Ellipticals are really good in terms of a low impact way to hit your target heart rate. They get boring so I focus really hard on pushing myself when I'm on them. I also highly recommend rowing machines (ergometers) if you have one around as a way to mix in other cardio with running. Stairsteppers are also a good mixup as well as stationary bikes.

When I have to do cardio inside for long stretches indoors I find that mixing up the machines I use every day like that helps keep things interested, keeps a good variety of muscle groups in shape, and keeps me from overstraining certain parts of my body.

Also check out if you have DDR machines around for a hella good high intensity interval sport~

Yeah I usually go with the stationary bike and stair stepper. Planet fitness doesn't have row machines which is lame because I like those. I'm not a fan of elliptical because that's probably the most boring thing for me haha.

We have a couple of good ddr/itg cabinets near by but I can't really afford it lol. On the plus side, the air quality is better so I'm going to start running outside again

who_cares973 08-15-2018 06:24 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Mahou (Post 4641312)
Your squat video was awesome man. Good clean reps

Thanks man! I haven't had anyone look at my form so I'm glad to hear that I'm doing it right.

who_cares973 08-15-2018 06:25 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Celirra (Post 4641262)
I didnt realize how far you've come until I checked out what you posted on insta, damn dude, you look like a whole different person almost

Props to you friend, keep it up eh! Its inspirational how far you've come

Haha yeah I was a huge fatass. I still am, just less of one. I'm glad you're inspired though and thanks!

Wayward Vagabond 09-29-2018 01:58 AM

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Hey look an update! I haven't tried to improve my running times/distance ooops

Deadlift: 3 set of 5 @ 300
Bench Press: 3 sets of 5 @ 180
Squat: 4 sets of 5 @ 210
Weight: 272

Mahou 09-29-2018 01:09 PM

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3x5 of 300 is solid.

Wayward Vagabond 09-29-2018 01:39 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Mahou (Post 4650349)
3x5 of 300 is solid.

Thanks man. I'm pretty sure I could do more but I did that after hitting PR on squat and my legs were already jelly by then haha

Wayward Vagabond 10-9-2018 04:13 AM

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I hit a milestone today. 3x5 for 200 on flat bench

https://www.instagram.com/p/BotL6blAOV3/

Reach 10-10-2018 02:19 PM

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You're making crazy progress on bench press.

I'm guessing they don't have any free weight benches though. It would be really nice to transition to that because it's a much better exercise, but while I've never been to a planet fitness the lunk alarm would lead me to believe they don't have free benches.

Wayward Vagabond 10-10-2018 03:54 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Reach (Post 4650944)
You're making crazy progress on bench press.

I'm guessing they don't have any free weight benches though. It would be really nice to transition to that because it's a much better exercise, but while I've never been to a planet fitness the lunk alarm would lead me to believe they don't have free benches.

Thanks! Yeah unfortunately they don't have any barbells but they do have free weights and benches. I alternate between Smith machine bench press and dumbbell bench press that way my stabalizer muscles get worked too. Right now I do 4 sets of 12 at 50 each with neutral grip both flat and incline.

When I switch gyms I don't want to be a complete mess when benching with an actual barbell so I do more free weight work for what I can haha

Wayward Vagabond 12-14-2018 06:09 AM

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Slight update:

I fluctuate between 260-265 now
Bench press: 4x5 @ 205
Deadlift: 3x5 @ 320
Squat: 1x5 @ 250 (this is actually a surprise because I haven't done barbell squats since mid September. I've been doing body weight/dumbbell squat variations because I don't like the way the squats feel with heavy weight on the Smith machine)
Shirt size: 2xl almost entirely
Pants: 38 almost entirely

I haven't really lost weight since like mid September but my body looks better and I've gotten stronger so I'm not too worried about that

Wayward Vagabond 12-14-2018 06:12 AM

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Also not related to my main goals but I can do 3-4 reps of dips and I can do 2 chin ups and one pull up which I didn't think I'd be able to do so soon and that's cool

flashflash account 12-14-2018 10:51 AM

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I'm friends with a legit swolebro

Zageron 12-14-2018 04:35 PM

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Congrats dude. This is pretty sick.

Wayward Vagabond 12-14-2018 06:08 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by flashflash account (Post 4662230)
I'm friends with a legit swolebro

Haha I'm working on it

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zageron (Post 4662394)
Congrats dude. This is pretty sick.

Thanks man!

Syhto 12-16-2018 04:56 PM

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good work on those squats bruH 250 for 5 gG

SCWolf 01-2-2019 01:48 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Wayward Vagabond (Post 4662194)
Slight update:

I fluctuate between 260-265 now
Bench press: 4x5 @ 205
Deadlift: 3x5 @ 320
Squat: 1x5 @ 250 (this is actually a surprise because I haven't done barbell squats since mid September. I've been doing body weight/dumbbell squat variations because I don't like the way the squats feel with heavy weight on the Smith machine)
Shirt size: 2xl almost entirely
Pants: 38 almost entirely

I haven't really lost weight since like mid September but my body looks better and I've gotten stronger so I'm not too worried about that

Very strong bench. All of your numbers are solid, but that bench stands out the most for sure. Really awesome work man.

Wayward Vagabond 01-21-2019 03:51 PM

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Good luck man!

Also update because I forgot I made this thread. I'm down to 255lbs 8)

Wayward Vagabond 04-7-2019 10:54 AM

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I did my first 5k trail run with a time of 36:48. Slow time but I'm super happy with a sub 40 time considering how hill intensive the trail was.


Gravity Kitten 04-7-2019 10:57 AM

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yo congrats carlos! you've been putting in fucking work. looking good man

Funnygurl555 04-7-2019 10:58 AM

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u did it

Mahou 04-7-2019 07:14 PM

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Sooner or later your gonna hit sub 30 real soon

Zageron 04-8-2019 02:47 PM

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Hell yeah dude! Congrats and nice work! :D


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