The Progress

It has been around one month and two weeks since I started to workout regularly. By regularly I mean three to five times a week. I also cut my intake of carbs especially on non-workout days. Plus, I have been drinking lots of soy milk.

My workout is combination of weightlifting and suspension training. I barely do cardio. The most would be 10 minutes on elliptical machine before I lift. But I don’t do it every time.

At this point, there is a noticeable changed in my body. I definitely shredded some amount of body fats. My abs is starting to flatten and my legs are starting to shrink. My arms and chest started to be in shape too but it still depletes so fast before I can work them out again. How do I resolve this?

People I met affirmed how leaner I got. I lost 3lbs but I don’t think that it could be a good metric since I am also trying to gain muscle mass at the same time.

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Back and Triceps 20140504

I felt weak during today’s workout. I went on a buffet lunch so I though I would be getting all the energy I need to go hard on training. Apparently, I felt too heavy even when I was just doing cardio on elliptical for warm-up. My body felt weak, too so I wasn’t able go heavy on weights and just resorted to doing more exercises.

Here is how my workout went:

Lateral Pull Downs 75lbs x 12 x 3
Lateral Pull Downs 2 50lbs ea x 12 x 3
Cable Tricep Extensions 65lbs x 12 x 3
Low Rows 90lbs x 12 x 3
Reversed Butterfly 50lbs x 12 x 5
Low Rows 2 45 x 12 x 3
Overhead Tricep Extensions 15lbs x 12 x 3
Backhand Cable Tricep Extensions 30lbs x 12 x 3

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Chicken Plate + Chest & Bicep Day – 20140503

It’s weekend! There’s no better way to start weekend than having a good breakfast. I had grilled chicken and some greens with soy milk. Just enough to give me energy for pumping some iron.

Grilled Chicken & Veggies

It’s a very simple yet healthy meal. I actually bought a bag of mixed greens at the groceries just to save myself some time from having to thoroughly cleanse and cut. For the chicken, you may opt to cook it yourself or just buy it too. There’s no excuse for not eating healthy (supposedly).

This is how my workout went:

Chest Press: 25lbs each x 12 x 3
21 Barbell Curls: 20lbs x 3
Inclined Chest Press: 35lbs each x 12 x 3 (failed)
Hammer Curls 15lbs x 12 x 3
Bicep Curls Inflight 70lbs each x 12 x 3
Butterfly 70lbs x 12 x 3
Dumbbell Pullover 30lbs x 12 x 3
Suspended Push Ups 12 x 3

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Back, Triceps & Abs Day – 20140501

I felt really guilty for sleeping last night right after munching on some Cheetos. I definitely wouldn’t let this day pass without hitting the gym for any reason.

As usual, I started with 10-minute warm-up using the elliptical machine. I got two trainers this time. One trained me for back and triceps while the other one trained my for abs and stretched me for cool down.


I had four workouts for back, three for triceps, and five for abs. I found myself weakest in doing skull crushers. I easily got jelly-arms on the 9th or 10th rep. Nonetheless, I think that my body had already adjusted working out. I didn’t have to keep on catching my breath anymore the way I used to.


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Chest and Biceps Day – 20140430

I finally had a chance to pump some iron again after three days. It was my chest and biceps day.

I rushed home after office hours hoping that I get decent enough time to workout. When I got home, I ate roasted chicken and rice quickly and dressed up for gym.

To give my stomach some time to settle, I walked for about 15 minutes and did some stretching after.

All-in-all, I went for a simple workout plan. Around four workouts for the chest with 12-15 reps x 3 sets. I used dumbbells and some machines. I haven’t really started using barbells yet on my own. My trainer usually spots me on barbells. I feel weak that way.

For biceps, I started with three sets of 21-Workout follows by some variety of curls workout.

After workout, I drank Vitamilk Choco Shake.

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