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Mattster - The quest for size!

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2003/05/29 17:27:26 (permalink)

Mattster - The quest for size!

Thought id jump onto the bandwagon here and make my own journal, and also thought it would be a useful tool for me to chart my progress and keep motivation up!

Earlier this year i did two prohormone cycles and gained 10kg which i was very happy with
However with summer now encroaching i thought it was about time i made a concerted effort to get that "mens health" look on the go!

Ive been cutting for two weeks now thus far and have lost 1kg.
Starting stats from now on are as follows:-
Current weight 78kg
Height 5ft 6
Arms 14.5 inches
chest 40
waist 32
quads 24
calves 15.7

For the past week ive been loading with creatine @ 20g per day, spread into 4 doses, and will drop down to maintenence dose from this friday.

Other supps im presently using are
whey protein
elderberry and catsclaw extract
multi vit
ministry fat burner.

Day 1 28th may 2003.
breakfast 9am - 1 thick slice white bread with marmite
large coffee (milk, no sugar)
3 Dymetadrine extreme (using up an old US batch)

12noon - protien shake in water.

12.30 workout + 2 dymetadrine

1.30 protein shake with creatine.
2.00 - 100g pasta
heaped t spoon pesto
130g tuna (in brine)

3.30 whey shake in water
Apple

5.30 40g pasta
130g tuna (brine)
apple

8pm Whey shake in water
10.30pm hot chocolate drink + 1 heaped t spoon pnut butter.
5 litres of water over the course of the day.

My workout consisted of the following:-
LEGS:-
Squatts Bar* 20 reps, 60*15, 80*12, 100kg*8, 100*8
leg press 180kg *15, 200*12, 200*12, 200*11
Leg extension 50kg*12, 50*9, 50*8
Leg curl 30kg*15, 40kg*12, 50kg*8 * 3

ABS
Decline sit ups 12, 9, 8
Crunches with 5kg plate behind head 15, 14, 12
Leg raises 10, 9, 6

Great workout, legs battered and couldnt have done more.
Squatt has increased by 2 reps for the last 2 sets which is new PB for me.
Due to the dymet i felt off my face in the afternoon! [:p] lol
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    RE: Mattster - The quest for size! 2003/05/29 17:38:56 (permalink)
    Now for today:-

    Very sore legs from yesterday !
    Breakfast 9.30am - whey shake in water + creatine
    80g museli (low sugar)
    100g pour on vanilla yoghurt (tesco)
    2 dymet
    1 large coffee

    11am - workout

    12.30 whey shake in water + creatine

    1pm 2 slices wholemeal bread - toasted
    2 heaped t spoons p nut butter
    3 slices of low fat turkey rashers (75g grilled)
    40g thin sliced ham
    2 hard boiled egg whites
    2 dymet

    3.30pm whey shake in water
    creatine in blackcurrant
    apple

    5.30pm large green salad
    2 medium hard boiled egg whites
    130g tuna (brine)
    40g wafer thin ham.

    will have the following later
    8pm whey shake in water + pear

    10pm whey shake in water.

    training
    delts, tris, + cardio

    dumbell press 20kg*15 24*15, 28*7, *6, *5 (weights as per hand)
    Smith machine press 60kg * 5, 50kg * 8, 50kg * 7
    Side lateral 14kg * 8, * 7, * 7
    cable front raise 20kg * 12, 25*10, 30* 7
    French press 20kg * 12, 30kg* 8, * 7, * 7
    Pushdowns 60kg*10, 70Kg * 8, 70* 7
    Cable extensions 60kg * 8, * 7

    Cardio - cross trainer -
    5 mins warm up, then 20mins 1 min V hard, 1 min easy.

    Collapse! lol

    Another good workout, very focused, and great pumps.
    weight 77.8kg.

    Notably rest between sets is kept to 90 secs, 2 mins between compound movements.
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    RE: Mattster - The quest for size! 2003/05/29 17:53:00 (permalink)
    good work mate keep it rocking, i was gunna cut then i thought ...NAH !!
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    RE: Mattster - The quest for size! 2003/05/29 17:54:56 (permalink)
    and heres my startin pics

    http://uk.photos.yahoo.com/bc/m_atron/lst?.dir=/cutting+diary+2003&.view=t
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    RE: Mattster - The quest for size! 2003/05/29 18:20:46 (permalink)
    can't see the pics bro -access denied!-
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    RE: Mattster - The quest for size! 2003/05/29 18:51:47 (permalink)
    should be all sorted now!

    Any feedback / advice is greatly received!
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    RE: Mattster - The quest for size! 2003/05/29 23:43:10 (permalink)
    legs are looking decent matster
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    RE: Mattster - The quest for size! 2003/05/30 08:50:32 (permalink)
    Legs looking good mate, definite strong point!
    quote:

    Day 1 28th may 2003.
    breakfast 9am - 1 thick slice white bread with marmite



    This was not a good way to start the diet IMO! [:O]

    Personally bread is the first thing to go out of my diet when cutting, and certainly never white bread.
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    RE: Mattster - The quest for size! 2003/05/30 14:40:09 (permalink)
    Thanks for the comments so far guys!

    Regarding legs - always been a strong point of mine due to years of cycling, but got a long way to go yet! I want the sort of quads that hang over your knees!! lol

    Ant- Thanks for the comment on bread, looks like i better re address this, what would you suggest instead?

    Fridays diary
    9am
    whey shake in water
    small glass sugar free cordial with 5g creatine
    2 dymetadrine
    multi vit
    elderberry and catsclaw
    2slices wholemeal toast with 2 heaped tsp p nut butter (approx 20g per tsp)

    10.30am CARDIO

    11.30AM whey shake in water + 5 g creatine

    12.45 - 4 slices wholemeal bread
    100g thin sliced smoked ham + horseraddish sauce.
    2 dymetadrine
    2.30 apple + whey shake in water
    cup strong coffee

    5.00 large green salad
    130g tuna in brine
    4 boiled egg whites
    apple

    8.00 whey shake in water + 5 g creatine

    3 litres water over the day + 1 l diet vanilla coke.

    TRAINING
    ok today was just a cardio day as suffering with bad DOMS from legs and delts/triceps day.

    Did 30mins steady on cross trainer working at 160bpm HR, buidling up every ten mins for last ten mins as hard as i could go 180 bpm hr.

    Burnt roughly (according to the cross trainer based on weight 550kcal.

    I felt like i could have done more but trying not to over do things and aim for a steady weight loss.

    Did 10mins of stretching and then hit the beach before work!
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    RE: Mattster - The quest for size! 2003/05/30 16:11:03 (permalink)
    Most effective diet protocol I ever did was was pretty much based around this:

    I replaced all breads, rice and pasta with fibrous veggies such as green beans.

    Easy peasy! A lot of other things changed also but I'm still using this form of diet with a few alterations.

    I'd suggest switching bread for veggies, then when fat loss slows to a crawl, switch rice and pasta for veggies too.
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    RE: Mattster - The quest for size! 2003/05/30 16:49:43 (permalink)
    matt can we have a head shot so we can see the improvement in your facial muscles too ;)

    nice legs !!!!!!!!! I look forward to seeing the full mens health body ...

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    RE: Mattster - The quest for size! 2003/05/30 18:29:33 (permalink)
    Now then liz,
    Is that a head shot or a head shot[^][^] ? lmao
    i thought id got one on there, must have uploaded wrong one! DOH!

    Will see if i can rectify not sure if muscletalk is ready to have my ugly mug on it tho!
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    RE: Mattster - The quest for size! 2003/05/30 18:55:22 (permalink)
    no thats fine bro, thats what im posting for!

    At present its
    3 sets incline dumbell press 6-10reps
    3 sets incline flys 6-10reps
    2 sets flat flys 6-10reps
    2 sets bench 4-8 reps

    I always thought my tits were one of my better parts! lol just goes to show the importance of others opinions!

    Any suggestions?
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    RE: Mattster - The quest for size! 2003/05/30 19:21:12 (permalink)
    I have access to a dipping bar mate yeah, ive toyed with them before, but i go to one of these fitness gyms where the dippin bar is upstairs, dumbells and weights down, as i do need them to be weighted.

    The bench i aint that keen on anyways, so gladly drop that as i train alone mainly.

    On the dips, how wide do my hands need to be? As i have a narrower bar at work that i could use weighted, its about shoulder width on me.

    As a point of note, id been concentrating on upper pecs on suggestion of someone else in my 1AD cycle done around xmas time, hence the work for upper pecs.
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    RE: Mattster - The quest for size! 2003/05/30 19:37:03 (permalink)
    Ok thanks mate - much obliged! Ill give it a go monday.
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    RE: Mattster - The quest for size! 2003/05/31 08:41:32 (permalink)
    31st May
    woke at 7am feeling a bit rough - just tired and dont seem to be recovering that well from the weights.

    I still have DOMS (hamstrings) from wednesdays leg workout and my triceps too.

    Is this pretty normal on low calorie diets?
    I calculated my calories are approx 1700 - 2000 per day, with carbs being 100g - 150g

    Today is back day and im also gonna have a bit of a cheat, to give my metabolism a bit of a boost(thats my excuse! [}:)]) and get some carbs in me. I been on low cals for last 5 days so starting to feel it somewhat.

    looking in the mirror stomach is getting tighter and im down to 77kg dead today, so weight is coming off nicely. Another 4 weeks like this and i should be almost there.

    Thanks for reading, and as usual, feel free to comment!

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    RE: Mattster - The quest for size! 2003/05/31 10:49:18 (permalink)
    ok

    7.30am 50g all bran
    25g whey shake in water + 5 g creatine
    3 dymetadrine
    1 strong coffee

    9am 1 pint water
    cup coffee (at work u see!)

    9.30am workout

    Done back today as follows:-
    45kg pulldowns to rear *2 sets 15reps warm up

    Chins * 3 * 7 body weight
    Pulldowns to front 70kg * 8, * 7 * 6
    Bent rows 50kg *12, 60kg * 8, *7, *7
    Dumbell rows 32.5Kg * 12, *9, *8
    STARTED TO FEEL V NAUSEAUS SWEAT POURING OUT OF ME
    machine shrugs 80kg * 15,
    96kg* 9, * 8 HAD TO STOP FELT LIKE ****E.

    10.15am whey shake in water
    bottle of fanta fruit burst

    felt very very sick, light headed possibly gone hypo, plus quite dehdrated. Immediately felt better for the fanta, so gonna really bump up carbs today.

    I think with the cardio ive done this week (all very intensive) plus having a genrally busy week in general ive gone a little too low carb wise.

    Gonna rest tomorrow, and resume low carb diet after today.

    Off to burger king!
    11.30am chicken whopper

    1.30pm chicken whopper

    3.30 whey shake in water.

    5.00 re hit gym to finish off traps + extras
    3 sets close grip pulldowns 77*6, 70*6, 70*6
    Barbell shrugs 85* 10, *8, *8
    Dumbell shrugs 40kg (per hand) *10, *9, *8

    6.00pm Mushroom canneloni[:I]
    4 whole eggs

    7pm 1 bottle newcastle brown ale [:I]
    8pm 1 tub ben and jerrys fish food (yikes!)

    Ok so as you can see, today was a mare and a half.
    Cheat meal - pah - cheat day! lol but as im so early into the fat loss game, this little happening will become less! lol

    Must admit, by the time i went to bed i felt better for the extras and guess that i aint gonna gain that much extra weight in a day so what the hell!
    Tomorrow will be super strict!

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    RE: Mattster - The quest for size! 2003/05/31 15:20:20 (permalink)
    good goin bro. keep it up. u look good in the fotoz man. me tinks gymbabe wants a lil action wit u !
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    RE: Mattster - The quest for size! 2003/06/01 09:23:28 (permalink)
    sunday 1st june

    Ok well hope your all enjoyin the read so far!
    Im finding this very useful motivation wise, and its certainly helping me learn more about myself, i wish id done this kinda thing years ago!

    Anyways, after yesterdays indulgences (and there were loads of them!) im back super keen and focussed.

    Was gonna initially have rest day today, but have changed that to do some cardio (steady state) abs, and a few pullovers for the serrattus.

    7.30am 1 slice whole meal toast (well its better than 2!)
    1 heaped tsp p nut butter
    2 whole eggs
    2 dymetadrine
    1 strong coffee
    20g whey shake in water

    9am coffee (no sugar)


    10.30am whey shake in water
    apple

    12.30noon tin carrot and corriander soup
    130g tuna in brine

    1.45 cardio session
    Tried something new today round football pitch (90m * 60square)
    - Jog round for 5mins (5 laps)
    srint accros width 50m, then jog length * 6
    - Jog round 5 mins
    sprint length * 3 with walk/jog after each sprint back to starting position
    - 2 mins cool down.

    Felt ok, quite hard on quads and no idea of calorie expenditure, but something just to get out in fresh air.

    If im honest im feeling a little rough, tired and energyless, not sure if this is due to low carbs today thus far-
    1 slice wholemeal bread, 2 apples, 1 tin carrot soup total carbs 92g approx.

    Any thoughts anyone? [?]

    3pm 1 whey shake in water + 1 apple

    4pm 1 2 small slices low fat pizza

    4.45pm - abs / pull overs.
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    RE: Mattster - The quest for size! 2003/06/02 16:08:54 (permalink)
    Monday 2nd june
    9.30am
    1 whole egg + 3 whites scrambled
    1 slice wholegrain toast
    1tsp P nut butter
    2 dymetadrine
    1 cup strong coffee

    11am weights - chest/biceps
    10min cross trainer warm up.
    Flat dumbell press 26kg*15, 30*12, 34*8, *7, *6
    Incline flys 18kg * 10, *8, *8
    Weighted dips Body weight+5kg 9, * 8,*7

    barbell curl 30kg*15, 40kg*7, *6, *6 plus two negatives
    Incline dumbell curl 14kg * 7, *6,
    Conc curl 12kg * 7

    This was a very good session, I changed chest routine on suggestion of Johnnyfive (thanks mate) and had great pumps.
    Im a little weaker on all exercises at present but i put this down to my weight loss and low carbs.

    Biceps i kept down 7 sets as they didnt feel 100% recovered from back day at their insertions.

    12.15 whey shake in water + 5g ceatine

    1pm chicken breast + 50g pasta + v small amount pesto.

    3pm 30mins intensive swimming.

    3.40pm whey shake in water
    apple
    1 choc chip cookie (small)

    Thus far today feeling great, noticeable fat loss of abs and shoulder area - very encouraging!!
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