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  • Posted On: 07-27-18, 1:39 am (EDT) #1

    Skinny/Fat Beginner Progress Blog

    July 27, 2018, 1:39 am

    Going to try to use this board as a sort of progress blog type thing...

     

    Week 1: 

    Started the gym, was pumped after my first day, excited to go back.. Woke up the next day with the stomach flu. Of course something had to kill the momentum I just started.. Ah well, I felt better after a week

     

    Now the ACTUAL Week 1:

     

    I    AM   WEAKER   THAN    I     THOUGHT

     

    Using this week to get my body used to proper form.. well, got me lifting so tiny. I feel so weak and silly in the gym.

     

    Pull-ups... oh pull-ups.. I can't even do one. Resorting to jumping up and "controlling" the negative. Yup "controlling" I'd grab, jump and just fall right back down into a dead hang. So after I got tired of jumping I'd hang for 3 sets of 20 seconds.

     

    Barbell Rows? HA! Nope! Doing Dumbbell Rows to get my form proper, everything else is too heavy.

     

    Bench Press? I preferred to tear my chest up with dumbbell presses instead of an empty barbell.. Again too weak but hey, my form was good.

     

    Tricep pushdowns with lat raises Superset? Evil

    Overhead triceps extensions with lat raises superset? Also evil

     

    Legs/Abs? They actually weren't that bad. Romanian Deadlifts killed me though.

    I Kill all my ab workouts too😎 

     

    End of week 1: My Arms are swollen to thy kingdom come and tight! Probably didn't warmup properly, won't be making that mistake again though.. Am i bad for saying these swollen arms kinda look good? having big arms and stuff.. they look good after my showers.. even thought i cant move them.

    They're back to normal now though.

     

    Anyways looking forward to next week, may not be lifting heavy but TUT helps while perfecting my form. 

     

    Happy Training Guys.😌

  • Posted On: 07-29-18, 10:48 pm (EDT) #2

    Skinny/Fat Beginner Progress Blog

    July 29, 2018, 10:48 pm
    Posted by: TooShady

    Going to try to use this board as a sort of progress blog type thing...

     

    Week 1: 

    Started the gym, was pumped after my first day, excited to go back.. Woke up the next day with the stomach flu. Of course something had to kill the momentum I just started.. Ah well, I felt better after a week

     

    Now the ACTUAL Week 1:

     

    I    AM   WEAKER   THAN    I     THOUGHT

     

    Using this week to get my body used to proper form.. well, got me lifting so tiny. I feel so weak and silly in the gym.

     

    Pull-ups... oh pull-ups.. I can't even do one. Resorting to jumping up and "controlling" the negative. Yup "controlling" I'd grab, jump and just fall right back down into a dead hang. So after I got tired of jumping I'd hang for 3 sets of 20 seconds.

     

    Barbell Rows? HA! Nope! Doing Dumbbell Rows to get my form proper, everything else is too heavy.

     

    Bench Press? I preferred to tear my chest up with dumbbell presses instead of an empty barbell.. Again too weak but hey, my form was good.

     

    Tricep pushdowns with lat raises Superset? Evil

    Overhead triceps extensions with lat raises superset? Also evil

     

    Legs/Abs? They actually weren't that bad. Romanian Deadlifts killed me though.

    I Kill all my ab workouts too😎 

     

    End of week 1: My Arms are swollen to thy kingdom come and tight! Probably didn't warmup properly, won't be making that mistake again though.. Am i bad for saying these swollen arms kinda look good? having big arms and stuff.. they look good after my showers.. even thought i cant move them.

    They're back to normal now though.

     

    Anyways looking forward to next week, may not be lifting heavy but TUT helps while perfecting my form. 

     

    Happy Training Guys.😌

    @tooshady that sucks about the flu after your first day. Hate being sick!

     

    Never feel silly in the gym if you are training hard. Even if it's light weight, we all start somewhere. You have to work your way up, and build your strength. You'll get there in time.

     

    Doing controlled negatives on pull-ups is a great way to progress to full pull-ups, and dead hangs as well, so that's great you've been doing both!

     

    Using dumbbells is also perfectly fine. If anything it's better to start there to get your stabilizers working. When you go to the barbell, it will probably feel a bit easier than the dumbbells.

     

    It's normal to have a pump for a little while too, but it will always go after a while. If they stay tight for a while, try to remember to stretch out after your training sessions, that should help.

     

    I think you're doing a great job after your first week! Keep it up! 💪 

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