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    The title is a pun given that it can refer both to the gym, and the fact I'm so skinny. You guys mirin' that word play?

    Just kidding, of course. Starting a log because I'm actually going to take the gym seriously now, or at least more seriously. I have been going for a while but most of it was just a disorganised mess of dumbbell routines. It was more of a social thing for me so I never tracked anything.

    Starting stats...

    Height: 5'7
    Weight: 55kg/120lbs roughly

    Squat: 47.5kg
    Deadlift: 70kg
    Press: 25kg
    Bench: 42.5kg

    I'm so skinny for two main reasons really. I used to be a decent cross country runner, and as you will all know, it's not a sport that gets you built like a brick ****house. Also the fact that I didn't really eat.

    Aims...

    - Gain some weight
    - Get stronger in the big movements
    - Stay motivated
    - Have a blast in the gym
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    Well finally

    In to watch bro
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    (Original post by AreebWithaHat)
    Well finally

    In to watch bro
    Cheers lad, just got done with an A workout. I was pretty tired but everything went as planned. I had to mix up the order a bit because the bench was being used, ahh well.

    Squats 50kg - 5,5,5
    Dumbbell rows 17.5kg - 12,12,12
    Flat bench 45kg - 5,5,7
    Incline dumbbell TUT 10kg - 11,11,11

    Rear delt flies, 3 sets of 15 I think I got.

    Squats felt easy enough but I'm always conscious of my form, will get my mate to video it again some time. Bench didn't give me any troubles which I was relieved at.
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    About time kid. In to watch progress and 20" arms
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    (Original post by silent ninja)
    In to watch progress and 2" arms
    Fixed.

    Cheers though mate. Just need to eat more and I should be golden. I'll make more of an effort to track/plan my diet.
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    Bad session today, ended up working with the smaller bar for a lot of it. I'm not sure how much it weighs, I'd guess around 15. Only going to log squats because the rest was just a mess.

    Squat 52.5 - 5,5,5
    50kg - 6 (just working on form a little)

    I need to eat more if I'm going to reach my goals. Should head out and grab some milk (and peanut butter?) later.
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    In2watch.
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    Ta danadd. Your back is looking good mate.
    Repeated that B workout today. College gym was dead apart from a few of my mates working shoulders with dumbbells, good stuff.

    Worked on squat form with around 50kg, just practicing upper and lower back tightness.
    Deadlift 70kg - 5
    Press 27.5kg - 5,6,6
    BW Chins - 10,6,4

    Deadlift and press were both fine. With the chins I was going for 20 reps total, did these 'deadhang' style (I think that's the word, where you let your elbows lock out fully) Not sure if this is a good idea but it's hard.
    Didn't bother with arms today. Strangely, I'm not that motivated to train them right now. Plus it was sweaty as anything in the gym by this point.

    Drank a lot to keep me going but nearly pissed myself on the bus home.
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    Thanks babe , that's actually the only feedback I've gotten from those pictures so far.
    Your chins seem to be doing alright atm - I couldn't do more than 8 in a set until a few months ago.
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    No worries!

    Eh, thanks, but it's only because I weigh so little. It sounds strange but I wouldn't be bothered if I got worse at them, provided my weight went up. Also the fact that I was doing chins, I'm far worse at pullups.
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    Squat 55kg - 5,5,5
    Bench 47.5kg - 5,5,5
    Incline bench 12.5kg - 10,10,10

    Was pretty gassed by this point, so rows felt harder than I'd like. Possibly a combination of the heat and the fact I did chins yesterday?

    Dumbbell rows 17.5kg - 12,12,12


    Squats are getting heavier but the worst part is finding the best spot on my bony back
    brb no traps at all.
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    (Original post by Converse Rocker)
    Squat 55kg - 5,5,5
    Bench 47.5kg - 5,5,5
    Incline bench 12.5kg - 10,10,10

    Was pretty gassed by this point, so rows felt harder than I'd like. Possibly a combination of the heat and the fact I did chins yesterday?

    Dumbbell rows 17.5kg - 12,12,12


    Squats are getting heavier but the worst part is finding the best spot on my bony back
    brb no traps at all.
    Good work, your bench is pretty good for a beginner lol, I started on 30/35kg and on my second week I got pinned by that weight lol, very embarrassing indeed
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    (Original post by AreebWithaHat-1)
    Good work, your bench is pretty good for a beginner lol, I started on 30/35kg and on my second week I got pinned by that weight lol, very embarrassing indeed
    I might start squatting in a hoody, takes me a pretty long time to get the bar in a good position. Even when I retract the scapula and try to keep it tight, it's all bones up there. 'Not a single trap was seen that day...'

    Now you're benching around 80 aren't you? Must feel good now, knowing you can throw 35kg around like a cocktail stick.
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    (Original post by Converse Rocker)
    I might start squatting in a hoody, takes me a pretty long time to get the bar in a good position. Even when I retract the scapula and try to keep it tight, it's all bones up there. 'Not a single trap was seen that day...'

    Now you're benching around 80 aren't you? Must feel good now, knowing you can throw 35kg around like a cocktail stick.
    I would squat in a hoody/sweatshirt anyway because it keeps the joints warm. But on the note of bones/lack of trap: try pulling your shoulderblades together and then pulling the bar actively down. That helps to create the trap cushion you need to rack the bar comfortably.
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    Thanks for the advice pal, I'll be sure to give that a go from now on.

    "PRSOM"

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    I would squat in a hoody/sweatshirt anyway because it keeps the joints warm. But on the note of bones/lack of trap: try pulling your shoulderblades together and then pulling the bar actively down. That helps to create the trap cushion you need to rack the bar comfortably.
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    (Original post by Converse Rocker)
    I might start squatting in a hoody, takes me a pretty long time to get the bar in a good position. Even when I retract the scapula and try to keep it tight, it's all bones up there. 'Not a single trap was seen that day...'

    Now you're benching around 80 aren't you? Must feel good now, knowing you can throw 35kg around like a cocktail stick.
    I wish lol, hopefully I can get 70 5x5 on Friday, probs could get a 80 for a single which would be around bw as well which is a start. Also what does PROSM mean, I've tried googling it but nothing comes up :P
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    (Original post by AreebWithaHat-1)
    Also what does PROSM mean, I've tried googling it but nothing comes up :P
    It's supposed to be PRSOM (please rate some other member.) The response you get from the site when you have repped someone recently so you can't rep someone again.
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    I thought PROSM was some girl tv series. Not sure where I got that from though, unless it is?
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    (Original post by TooEasy123)
    I thought PROSM was some girl tv series. Not sure where I got that from though, unless it is?
    Are you thinking of TOWIE?
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    (Original post by The Blind Monk)
    It's supposed to be PRSOM (please rate some other member.) The response you get from the site when you have repped someone recently so you can't rep someone again.
    Haha, my life is now complete

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