Monsters aren’t born… They’re made
Big Nate and I started this journey here. We gave you updates stayed true to the cours, motivated for change. Nate told you how he did and the results he got last week in this post. It’s my turn to give my report card on where I’m at right now.
Lifting goes hand and hand with game. When you first learn game you want fast results, you want phone numbers and notches right away. When you first start working out you want to make gains in your lift weekly and to see drastic improvement in your body. The less used to getting women you are the more drastic you want your improvements in game to be. The smaller and weaker you are the bigger you want to see yourself become in the gym. But fast results in the gym and in picking up women are a young man’s game, rightfully so. But then you level off, the initial great leaps and bounds you’re making in both start to become far and few between. You’re not a rookie at both anymore, you’ve been initiated into the dark arts so guess what, now is when the real work starts. Now is when you realize you have to think long term, further out and ahead. You want to look good in your swimming trunks for summer 2013 guess what, you put in that work November/December 2012 its just that simple.
It becomes about manipulating your body and looking a certain way at certain times of the year. Perfecting the techniques, coming up with the game plan and execution. The strategy. The average lazy person can look at you and might say some bullshit like, “oh he has great genetics I could never look like that in 100 years no matter what I do”. A hater can look at you and say some bullshit, “like, oh he’s on roids obviously”. But they don’t know that what they’re looking at is the result of sacrifice. That it’s four to five times a week, two hours a day after 8 to 9 hours of working in the office. Most important for me it’s the TEN YEARS of learning and understanding how my body works. Listening to it, listening to people who know better than me, a tweak here, advice there… BUT FOR TEN YEARS. I’m not newbie anymore. I don’t compare my results to last week or last month but instead to last year.
Here are my results from 169lbs to 185lbs.
For the reasons and tips to work back
- Eating was the worst and hardest part! Honestly if it wasn’t for the extra calories from the Mass Tech I don’t see how anyone can do it. The first month was fun and exciting, a shock to my body as something new. But into month two you keep increasing the intake. Then it’s like your brain tells your body, “wait, slow down we weren’t built for this”. It becomes a war of you overriding your brain that’s telling you, “hey buddy, what are you doing down there, we’re becoming obese”. Me to my brain, STFU, I got this. There’s a point you reach when you’re not even fucking hungry but you’re still feeding. My advice, sometimes listen to your body. A typical day of eating for me goes something like this
- Beakfast, 1. 3 packets of instant oatmeal or 2. four slices of bacon (or sausage) four eggs scrambled covered in pancake syrup.
- Meal before lunch- drink half the Mass Tech that’s in 2% milk and includes two big spoon full of vanilla flavored greek yogurt.
- Lunch-1. pasta with sausage. or 2 Five pieces of Tyson’s chicken drumstick and a sweet potato or regular potato. Or 3 Piece of steak and a potato. Or 4. Chipotle Chicken and Steak Burrito Bowl. 5, Chick Fil-a 12 piece meal. (Fuck you I never said I ate clean)
- Meal before gym- rest of Mass tech shake, with a small can of Tuna
- Dinner- Same thing as lunch
- Before bed around midnight- 1. Two spoons of greek yogart or 2. Half a jar of mandarin orages or 3. a glazed donut.
Soon you compromise with your brain though. Some days I’d use only 3 scoops in my Mass Tech instead of five. Weekends I wouldn’t take any Mass Tech. Some nights I’d drink two glasses of milk for dinner and sleep. You get the picture, I had to take a few steps back some days to go a few days forward and not blow my fucking brains out.
- Shrugs may be a vanity exercise but for me it’s the quickiest way to look bigger in your clothing and at least it helped the top part of my back.
- Go back and see my routine from the beginning post. I basically stuck to the 8,8,5, 3 sets. But the bigger I got I messed with the rep range. half way through I was doing 8,5,5,3. Then it went to 8,5,3,3. Always changing the order of my exercises from week to week.Even though you feel stronger and powerful still rest.
- Like I said in previous post, after two months straight I started taking one day a week off per body part. The next week I’d take the next body part off in the schedule. This week will be the first time in over three months I take a full week off and don’t lift. All the size in the world doesn’t matter if you’re injured.
- Can we talk clothes? First of right off the back my favorite jeans became skinny jeans real quick so had to re up on those. Suits…. fucking problem. Luckily though I got smart and hit up one of those Joseph A Bank sales buy one get two free. How the hell does that company stay in business. Anyways I refer to these suits as my fat suits. Also having bigger traps looks better in winter thermal shirts, flannel shirts, and when you’re layering. If you’ve learned anything from this post it’s get big traps. Chicks dig it.
God’ I love fucking size! Gaining this mass was addictive. Every week watching my lifts get better and better, pushing up more weight. The attention from the ladies in and out of the gym. The compliments I get when I get naked with a new girl. I do miss my 12 pack abs day but it’s still winter and too soon for me to even think about cutting back down yet (by terrie). My goal will be to stay above 180 lbs, maintain, and enjoy it. I do have a bachelor party in Vegas at the end of March so around march I’ll cut up.
I plan on sharing one more supplement that I was taking that I feel helped me during my bulk up stage next week. If any of you guys have any questions I will be more than happy to answer in the comments and to let you know what worked for me or how I did it.