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Title: Doug's Log
Post by: doug.c38 on February 28, 2016, 11:46:28 AM
I wanted to start a log since I'm new... I am now on a modified Madcow routine


After 12 weeks on SL this is was my progress:

Squat: Start- 115 lbs. now 285 lbs. +170 lbs

Bench: Start- 80 lbs. now 165 lbs. +85 lbs.

OHP: Start- 60 lbs. now 140 lbs. +80 lbs.

Deads: Start- 135 lbs. now 290 lbs. +155 lbs.

Bent Row: Start- 75 lbs. now 160 lbs. +85 lbs.


Here is my last weeks log... I had to deload my deads for now

Monday 2/22/2016

Squat: 165x5, 205x5, 250x5, 290x5, 330x5

Bench: 100x5, 120x5, 145x5, 170x5, 195x5

Deadlift: 200x5, 240x5, 280x5


Wednesday 2/24/2016

Squat: 165x5, 205x5, 250x5,5

OHP: 95x5, 115x5, 130x5, 150x5

Fat DB Rows: 55x10,10,10


Friday 2/26/2016

Squat: 165x5, 205x5, 250x5, 290x5, 340x3, 250x8

Bench: 100x5, 120x5, 145x5, 170x5, 200x3, 145x8

Bent Row: 95x5, 120x5, 145x5, 165x5, 190x3, 145x8
Title: Re: Doug's Log
Post by: FLEX on February 28, 2016, 12:16:15 PM
Looks like you're making solid progress on that program.
Title: Re: Doug's Log
Post by: doug.c38 on February 28, 2016, 02:00:21 PM
Looks like you're making solid progress on that program.

Thanks! I have come a long way in a short time considering I could barely get off my couch from my knee hurting so bad and how big i got. I am slowly getting back to big and strong rather than big and fat
Title: Re: Doug's Log
Post by: BLK00TJ on February 28, 2016, 04:50:32 PM
Looks like you've been working hard. You'll fit in fine.
Title: Re: Doug's Log
Post by: Bando on February 28, 2016, 05:39:29 PM
How much do you weigh? Jealous of that squat progress!
Title: Re: Doug's Log
Post by: doug.c38 on February 28, 2016, 05:55:38 PM
Looks like you've been working hard. You'll fit in fine.

Thank you! its been tough at times but I always make sure to get my work in
Title: Re: Doug's Log
Post by: doug.c38 on February 28, 2016, 05:57:22 PM
How much do you weigh? Jealous of that squat progress!

Thank you! My deads have suffered but my squat always sucked so it doesn't bother me... I weighed 355 lbs (still kinda high bf) at my dr. appointment last week
Title: Re: Doug's Log
Post by: doug.c38 on February 28, 2016, 07:24:02 PM
Couple vids

325x3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-_634YTYjc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-_634YTYjc)

340x3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9ZqKUwrSME (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9ZqKUwrSME)
Title: Re: Doug's Log
Post by: FLEX on February 28, 2016, 08:32:30 PM
Squat Depth = FLEX Approved  :thumbsup:

Nice work.  Keep that up.
Title: Re: Doug's Log
Post by: doug.c38 on February 28, 2016, 08:53:45 PM
Squat Depth = FLEX Approved  :thumbsup:

Nice work.  Keep that up.

Haha thank you!
Title: Re: Doug's Log
Post by: Bando on February 28, 2016, 09:09:30 PM
Looks like a nice home setup, more pics of gym?
Title: Re: Doug's Log
Post by: doug.c38 on February 28, 2016, 09:22:10 PM
Looks like a nice home setup, more pics of gym?

I'll snap a few pics tomorrow during my session and post them up
Title: Re: Doug's Log
Post by: Get-n-fit on February 29, 2016, 08:40:38 AM
Huge progress Doug!! Keep killing it!

I'm very thankful you wear underwear!!
Title: Re: Doug's Log
Post by: doug.c38 on February 29, 2016, 01:16:48 PM
Huge progress Doug!! Keep killing it!

I'm very thankful you wear underwear!!

Haha thank you... Sweatshorts and squats don't mix for me haha

Monday 2/29/2016

Squat: 170x5, 215x5, 255x5, 300x5, 340x5

Bench: 100x5, 125x5, 150x5, 175x5, 200x5

Deadlift: 205x5, 245x5, 285x5
Title: Re: Doug's Log
Post by: doug.c38 on February 29, 2016, 01:36:27 PM
Some pics of my garage gym...

(http://i865.photobucket.com/albums/ab212/blkbomber01/IMG_6815_zpsfzd6z0k5.jpg) (http://s865.photobucket.com/user/blkbomber01/media/IMG_6815_zpsfzd6z0k5.jpg.html)

(http://i865.photobucket.com/albums/ab212/blkbomber01/IMG_6267_zpsnz2prmnn.jpg) (http://s865.photobucket.com/user/blkbomber01/media/IMG_6267_zpsnz2prmnn.jpg.html)


And here is how I did some stronger j-hooks on my rack... It was getting very shaky on the original ones

(http://i865.photobucket.com/albums/ab212/blkbomber01/IMG_6270_zpszlqjoosa.jpg) (http://s865.photobucket.com/user/blkbomber01/media/IMG_6270_zpszlqjoosa.jpg.html)

(http://i865.photobucket.com/albums/ab212/blkbomber01/IMG_8982_zpshbbzdqwm.jpg) (http://s865.photobucket.com/user/blkbomber01/media/IMG_8982_zpshbbzdqwm.jpg.html)

(http://i865.photobucket.com/albums/ab212/blkbomber01/IMG_5403_zpsisj5b1bi.jpg) (http://s865.photobucket.com/user/blkbomber01/media/IMG_5403_zpsisj5b1bi.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Doug's Log
Post by: Bando on February 29, 2016, 01:43:17 PM
Nice!
Title: Re: Doug's Log
Post by: doug.c38 on February 29, 2016, 01:51:01 PM
Nice!

Thanks! I got everything but my bench and power bar off of craigslist for probably around $400 total... not bad for a rack and about 800 lbs. of weight
Title: Re: Doug's Log
Post by: doug.c38 on March 02, 2016, 01:29:24 PM
Wednesday 3/2/2016

Squat: 170x5, 215x5, 255x5,5

OHP: 95x5, 115x5, 135x5, 155x5

Fat DB Rows: 60x10,10,10
Title: Re: Doug's Log
Post by: piperdown on March 02, 2016, 02:13:35 PM
That's some good strong pressing  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Doug's Log
Post by: doug.c38 on March 03, 2016, 10:43:07 AM
That's some good strong pressing  :thumbsup:

Thank you! I can't believe I'm still progressing on my presses this fast but I'll take it haha
Title: Re: Doug's Log
Post by: doug.c38 on May 31, 2018, 03:16:41 PM
Hey fella's (and ladies)... Long time off but I'm getting back at it now. So by the end of 2016, I built up a good amount of strength and lost a bit of weight.

End of 2016 PR's and BW:

Body weight: 325lbs (from 360lbs)

Squat: 515
Bench: 300x2 (2-board 320x2)
Deads: 500

I got hurt (pulled thumb/forearm tendon) and was down and out for about a month, then started a job that required a lot of my extra time at the beginning. I never got back into the garage until now. I got back up to 365-370lbs and was miserable so my wife and I decided to do something about it. Since November I have lost about 45lbs (now around 324lbs) and going down. For the first time in my life I have my diet and cardio in check and now time to add some weight training.

I will be starting with Stronglifts 5x5 again and then switch to another program (still up in the air... Madcow/531/ or possibly go with my old powerlifting coach). I hope to catch back up with you guys and happy to be back!
Title: Re: Doug's Log
Post by: FLEX on May 31, 2018, 03:38:02 PM
Welcome back.
Title: Re: Doug's Log
Post by: doug.c38 on June 06, 2018, 04:32:26 PM
Welcome back.

Thank you!
Title: Re: Doug's Log
Post by: doug.c38 on June 06, 2018, 04:44:32 PM
Past few days are really nothing to write home about... but here we go

Friday 6/1/2018

Warm up

Squat: 45 1x1. Was plenty stretched out but had a tinge in my right knee. Decided to stop and take it easy on it for now.

Bench: 45 3x15

Bent Rows: 45 3x15

Finished off by a 20 min bike ride around my house

Monday 6/4/2018

Warm Up

Bench: 65 5x5

Bent Rows: 65 5x5

Again the knee wasnít cooperating so just more stretching for now. It is getting better and better though

Wednesday 6/6/2018

Warm Up

OHP: 45 5x5

Deads: 135 3x5

Everything felt great... even the deads. Went on another 25-30 min bike ride. Knees and legs are feeling better and better. I will start squats Monday 

Title: Re: Doug's Log
Post by: doug.c38 on June 06, 2018, 04:49:42 PM
Iím gonna work on getting to everyoneís logs in the next couple days. Itís been a little crazy around here lately