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How I went from 130lbs to 165lbs in 2 years.

How I went from 130lbs to 165lbs in 2 years.                In April 2017 I was around 135lbs and due to lack of calorie surplus and consistent training. I wasn’t happy at the weight and felt a little too lean. My typical workout consisted of things like lightweight training...

How I went from 130lbs to 165lbs in 2 years.

               In April 2017 I was around 135lbs and due to lack of calorie surplus and consistent training. I wasn’t happy at the weight and felt a little too lean. My typical workout consisted of things like lightweight training and some ab work. I wanted to lift heavier but at the time in my home gym, I didn’t have the proper full equipment needed so I did what was feasible with my current setup. Most days I would eat probably 1800-2000 calories a day PLUS the exercise of even more calories burned. Very easy to see how at 5”9 I got to 130-135lbs. I would exercise around 2-3x per week for 45mins each which wasn’t enough either. Some weeks I did 4-5x a week but the weights were light and I wasn’t eating enough calories to support muscle growth. So, in general, I was just going around in circles after a while. Sure I was lean and had some visible abs but my strength was low and I wanted to GAIN muscle and weight at that point.

So in June 2018, I was able to find a great deal on amazon for a power rack to ship to Hawaii. Now for those who don’t know, it’s almost impossible to get a power rack (110lbs of steel) shipped here. Let alone for the good price of $30 shipping on amazon prime I got! I spent at least 2-3 years looking at various places online to buy from (there is no option locally to buy). I didn’t want to pay $30 a month for a local gym and have to share 1-2 racks with tons of people. Either way, I was very glad to buy it in the end for around $300 in total.

So how did I go from 130lbs to 165lbs?

 Well once the power rack arrived, I had up to 210lbs Olympic weights to use in the safety of a rack that could support up to 500lbs on the safety pins. I quickly within 4 months needed to buy two 45lb plates to add to my weight set. So now I have up to 300lbs to work with. Soon I’ll need to buy more weight plates for my deadlifts.

In general, once I got the power rack setup, I also bought a pair of adjustable dumbbells from amazon. 5-52lb weight plate dumbbells from Yes4All brand. I’m very pleased with those and it helps a good deal on isolation exercises.

I started gaining weight quickly with the help of lots of resistance training of heavyweights and eating in a calorie surplus. I felt a lot safer in the power rack and was able to push a bit further than I was able to previous. In doing so, my appetite also increased a lot. I eventually got up to 171lbs even earlier this year in June 2019. I stopped bulking as much because I was getting a little “chubby” and wanted to lean out a bit more, so I incorporated more cardio/jump rope/ and dialed back my calorie surplus. For now, I’m around 160-165lbs and am happy around that number if I can remain lean enough.

In summary:

  • Power Rack with 300lbs of Olympic weights
  • Consistency in the home gym (lifting weights, heavy volume 4-5x a week for 1hr 15min each)
  • AB /core work 1-2x a week
  • Count calories on myfitnesspal (900+ day streak)
  • Follow a solid workout program with overload progression

If I can do it, you can do it too! Keep going forward and do your best.

 


Current Supplement Stack

Thought I’d share what my current supplement stack is looking like and some new things I bought as well. All of these I bought on amazon and there is no affiliate links just direct links to the site for you if you are interested as well. For a long time I used to be super...

Thought I’d share what my current supplement stack is looking like and some new things I bought as well. All of these I bought on amazon and there is no affiliate links just direct links to the site for you if you are interested as well. For a long time I used to be super hooked to all the big hype pre workout drinks ( C4 Extreme/ Mr. Hyde/ N0 Xtreme / you name it..). It was a fun time but those do get expensive after a while spending $30-40 a month just on a pre workout got a little wild. So for the last 2 years or so I’ve just been using caffeine tablets which are much cheaper and give similar effect but isn’t as fun like sipping on pre workouts were.. Anyways.. here is my current supplement stack.

Protein – Ultimate Nutrition ISO Sensation 93  – Chocolate Fudge
Why? – The reason I’m using this specific protein is a few reasons. First is the price is great! Next is that it tastes really good and after my workout I take 2 scoops on lifting days (60g of protein!). On nonlifting days I take just one scoop. Third reason is on certain protein supplements I get heartburn and it really is uncomfortable. With this protein brand I haven’t had heartburn as often. It still happens sometimes but way less than it used to.

Multivitamin – Amazon Brand Solimo Men Multivitamin
Why? –  Lately my diet hasn’t been perfect and I felt a little tired some days and I thought I might be deficit in micronutrients so I bought these cheap budget multivitamins that are similar to the centrum for men. Not always needed if you have a good diet and enough fruits/veggies but I felt I would try it again because I used to take expensive $20+ vitamins but felt no difference after stopping using them.

Vitamin D3 – Amazon Brand Solimo Vit D3
Why? – I read some articles that said the highest chance of actually being deficit in a vitamins is the vitamin d because most of us don’t get enough direct sunlight everyday ( maybe 20mins+). So I take just one pill 2000 IU put I read you can take up to 4000 IU if needed. Optimal doses either way.

Caffeine Tablets – 200mg Bodylogix
Why? – Cheap energy source and pre-scored tablets. I take one 200mg along with my other vitamins above and sometimes crystal light fruit punch to give the illusion of taking a pre workout haha.

 

New Supplements:

Pre Workout – N0S Blast Pre Workout Blaster 
Why? – I’ve been feeling kind of flat lately even though I have decent enough vascularity in my veins I want to get into a more pump focused pre workout with limited caffeine. This is a SUPER cheap budget brand from Body Fortress walmart brand basically. It was cheap and I’ll see how it works out after 1 container. That means no more caffeine tablets since I’ll be using this instead for 1 container.

Pump product – Glycergrow 2 Controlled Labs
Why? – Like above, feeling a bit flat and I did some reading this product is pretty good for having that all day pumped up feeling. Will most likely mix it with the pre workout and see how it works for one container. A bit expensive though but lasts for 2 months and might be able to get by with just a half scoop even.

 

That’s all my pre workout stack right now and so far things have all been going good. I sleep pretty well at night and wake up feeling good with energy. Main thing is just trying to make sure I drink lots of water and get enough protein in each day. The protein supplement helps a lot with that as well.

 

 


GZCLP Workout Program Review

I ran GZCLP  for 4 months and enjoyed the different rep schemes and schedule of it. In this post I’ll describe my personal opinions and thoughts on the program and my results. The main reason I did this was because I was stalling quickly on 5×5 routines and 3×5 routines like stronglifts or starting strength...

I ran GZCLP  for 4 months and enjoyed the different rep schemes and schedule of it. In this post I’ll describe my personal opinions and thoughts on the program and my results. The main reason I did this was because I was stalling quickly on 5×5 routines and 3×5 routines like stronglifts or starting strength wasn’t enough volume for me anymore after coming from nSuns 5/3/1 program.

*This is my personal review, I’m just a regular guy that likes to exercise and share my view. I’m not claiming to be anything more than just sharing an opinion of what I experienced* 

I bulked up from 165-171lbs during the 4 month period on this eating a lot (2800-2900 calorie average) and doing 4x a week weight lifting. I had to follow a separate spreadsheet due to the complexitiy of this program with their rep phases and deload phases as you start to fail.  This is the spreadsheet link I used here  from the https://liftvault.com/programs/powerlifting/gzcl-template-spreadsheets/#GZCLP_Big_on_the_Basics_Version  mega summary of available spreadsheets to follow. All those spreadsheets there are great and created by people who did some research as well so definitely check it out if you are wanting to find something that works for you.

GZCLP is a 3 or 4 day a week weightlifting program that incorporates the big lifts in addition to accompanying accessory lifts. It’s similar in style to SS/3×5 routines but its different in the way it addresses failure reps and rep schemes. Essentially when it comes down to it as you start to fail you change the rep scheme from 5×3 -> if fail 6×2 ->  if fail 10×1 -> if fail , deload etc. There is a more in-depth picture I will attach so you can get the full scope of things and also a great reddit source to ask your personal questions to those individuals that are more in tune with the program too and still doing it. GZCLP reddit 

GZCLP Infographic from Swoleateveryheight.blogspot.com

GZCLP Pros

  • 3-4 workouts per week .
  • A beginner COULD do this if proper search and correct spreadsheet/tracking is used.
  • Way more fun than starting strength/ stronglifts.
  • Takes about 60-80 minutes until you start getting to the 10×1 rep sets at 90% 1RM values.
  • Variable of training intensity and rep sets allowing you to not look at a 5×5 set of deadlift and dread or a 5×5 set of squat. You can look forward to 3×5 or 6×2 and feel like “Hey I can do that!” . The mentality of less reps but more sets gives you a bit more enjoyment.
  • Customization (ability to add more accessory lifts after T1/T2 movements are done in order to help address weak areas).
  • Balanced work load – this program isn’t too squat heavy or upper body heavy it hits all the things in a good fashion ( a problem with nsuns 5/3/1 was the lack of rowing or proper back row you always had to add more due to the huge amount of pressing movements you were doing).
  • Fun progression style – When you fail you don’t immediately repeat the same next workout, or drop 5lbs and try again. You change rep style and sets then try again.

GZCLP Cons

  • LP program – Linear Progression meaning we want to increase our weight each week in this case and that can be challenging for a lot of those who have been on LP programs for a long time already.
  • Not user friendly – Requires a spreadsheet to always make sure you are doing right or at least tracking with notepad/paper and pen. There are some apps now that feature this workout program too but even then they aren’t always 100% accurate when updating weights or if you fail a set they don’t properly drop the sets down from 3×5->6×2 etc. You need to research properly or get the correct spreadsheet ( one I linked above works mostly) to get the best out of this program.
  • Exhausting workouts when you fail enough times and approach the 10×1 sets (you are working at heavy intensity sets for 10 sets of 1 rep often time this takes 40mins+). Sometimes you get tired just by finishing the T1 lift when you are near that deload point of failure sets. Often times I was only able to finish the 10×1 T1 set, do the T2 sets then maybe 1 accessory movement and I was spent by then it might be 1hr 20mins+.
  • Must sleep enough for growth.
  • Must eat in calorie surplus to gain sufficient strength.
  • Very challenging if trying to do this program on calorie deficit or cutting weight. Sometimes you wont have the endurance to go through the whole workout and you will possibly stall early due to lack of calories for pushing new strength gains each week.

 

Overall, I think GZCLP is a good program and I might return to it again after I finish up this 10 week powerbuilding new routine I’m trying. After GZCLP and bulking past 170lbs I felt I got a bit fat and puffy so lately I’ve been reducing calories and doing more cardio (JUMP ROPE IS AWESOME !) to drop down to around 165lbs. After I do a little bit of body recomposition I might come back to this program because I enjoyed it a lot and maybe I can squeeze out a bit more LP gains before moving onto something more intermediate. Hope this review helps give you some opinions and insight as well with helpful links to get you started if you need. Here are some youtube videos of me doing the workout program after a period of time.

 


nSuns 5/3/1 Workout Program Review

I’ve been doing the nsuns 5/3/1 workout from reddit for a good solid 5 months and while I really enjoyed the program there is some personal pros and cons to it and I wanted to explain why I won’t be doing it anymore either. For those interested I’ll try to briefly explain what nsuns is...

I’ve been doing the nsuns 5/3/1 workout from reddit for a good solid 5 months and while I really enjoyed the program there is some personal pros and cons to it and I wanted to explain why I won’t be doing it anymore either. For those interested I’ll try to briefly explain what nsuns is and if you want a more in depth walkthrough of the program check the reddit here.

*This is my personal review, I’m just a regular guy that likes to exercise and share my view. I’m not claiming to be anything more than just sharing an opinion of what I experienced* 

nsuns 5/3/1  is a program that condenses the 4 weeks of Jim Wendler 5/3/1 into one workout week. The workout sessions lasted me anywhere from 1hr 30min up to 2hrs on hard leg days with lots of accessories. I got a decent level of strength increase and some improved aesthetics. In the end going on the 6 day squat version with workouts taking up to 2hrs+ I got bored eventually. So now I’m doing a PPL with a few extra accessories. I will say that doing nsuns for a while has really helped increase my endurance as well. I used to be gased out from 1hr long workouts of lifting weights(like Greyskulls,Starting Strength).  Now I often workout for 1hr 20min+ and still have some energy left.

nSuns Pros

  • 4/5/6 day versions available depending on your schedule.
  • You always feel like you’re progressing because you only do 1 rep+ at near training maxes.
  • LP program means you are always increasing the weight if ever so slightly, compared to 5/3/1 which is usually an increase every 4 weeks.
  • Massive amount of sets and reps gives you increased endurance and stamina after prolonged workout sessions.
  • Can increase your strength rapidly due to the huge amount of volume in the workout program (IF you sleep 8-9 hrs+ and get in a surplus of calories).
  • Something to do 6 days a week if you so choose and 1 day to rest or do yoga.
  • A beginner can do this program(with proper guidance) but won’t be making max strength gains because this program is a mix of aesthetic/strength.

Cons

  • Very long workouts even with super setting.
  • Not very user friendly unless running an app or spreadsheet to track weights/sets ( I use Personal Training Coach app premium version).
  • Can be overwhelming amount of sets and reps when first starting out.
  • Need to read the reddit to find optimal suggested accessories to balance out the big amount of pressing movements.
  • Requires you to be sure to sleep enough for growth.
  • Requires you to be eating enough because this program becomes much harder on a calorie cut.

 

Overall as you can see in my Pros/Cons listed that nsuns actually has a lot going for it but the cons could be huge for some people depending on their lifestyle. I was able to run the 6 day version for a few months before I went to the 5 day mostly. Eventually I got burnt out too with it but I might go back to it at some point in the future. I need to build my strength up more because I felt like doing 8 reps of a low weight bench press was not very valuable of my time when I could be doing a 5×5 heavier bench press set in PPL. Depending on your goals if you want a mix between aesthetics and some strength nsuns 5/3/1 is good.

Here are some workout clips I’ve attached from my nsuns workout you can watch on youtube.

 

 


Why I actually like working out?

A few days ago I made a YouTube video talking about why I actually enjoy working out and the benefits I feel from doing such activities. The reason behind me wanting to make that video was because I saw another YouTuber actually upload a video talking about why they “stopped” working out. Their reasoning went...

A few days ago I made a YouTube video talking about why I actually enjoy working out and the benefits I feel from doing such activities. The reason behind me wanting to make that video was because I saw another YouTuber actually upload a video talking about why they “stopped” working out. Their reasoning went into only liking to workout for girls and attracting women. I thought ” hmmm that’s an interesting outlook”. Me personally I feel totally opposite of that. I like working out because it makes me feel good, happy and satisfied with my existence in that moment in time.

 

Why I actually like working out

  • Feeling of improved self value
  • Happy feeling
  • Satisfaction in completing something
  • The pump effect and seeing veins gives me a great feeling of confidence
  • Positive mood and outlook
  • More calm and focused in intense situations
  • Healthier in life

These are just a few feelings that come to mind when I just finish a workout. Now I usually workout pretty hard , my weightlifting days are usually 3-4x a week for 1hr – 1hr 15 minutes. I’m currently doing Ivysaur’s 4-4-8 program with added ab/stretch work during the off days.

Notice how I don’t talk about ego or attracting girls is a reason why I like to workout. That is a side effect sure and girls liking that you are in shape is just a nice bonus. However, if you have an ego to begin with and are a jerk then working out will just make things worse usually. If you go into exercise with the wrong mindset you will do it for the wrong reasons.  I never intend to workout for anyone else OR to impress anyone else but myself. The only person I can really control is myself and my actions. Working out keeps me grounded and focused .

When I don’t workout or I start to miss workouts I become more sad, unhappy outlook on life and the list goes on..

I just wanted to share a few things about why I actually enjoy working out 🙂 .

 


10 Minute “Manly Stretch” Workout

I recently did a new 10 minute stretch workout that is dubbed  “Manly” because of the specific groin exercises. This is the type of workout you can do before your main lifting day or even something to do when you first wake up to get you started for your day.   10 Minute “Manly Stretch”...

I recently did a new 10 minute stretch workout that is dubbed  “Manly” because of the specific groin exercises. This is the type of workout you can do before your main lifting day or even something to do when you first wake up to get you started for your day.

 

10 Minute “Manly Stretch” Workout

Exercise List: 1 Round
High Knee Pulls
High Knee Pulls
45 seconds
Rest
Rest
10 seconds
Right Lunge Easy Twist
Right Lunge Easy Twist
50 seconds
Transition
Transition
10 seconds
Left Lunge Easy Twist
Left Lunge Easy Twist
50 seconds
Rest
Rest
10 seconds
Lunge with Side Tilt Rotations
Lunge with Side Tilt Rotations
1 minute
Rest
Rest
10 seconds
Elbows-Out Chest Stretches
Elbows-Out Chest Stretches
45 seconds
Rest
Rest
10 seconds
Quad Stretches
Quad Stretches
1 minute
Rest
Rest
10 seconds
Standing Leg Stretches
Standing Leg Stretches
1 minute
Rest
Rest
10 seconds
Seated Pigeon Pose
Seated Pigeon Pose
1 min 30 secs
Rest
Rest
10 seconds
Floor Knee to Chest Stretch
Floor Knee to Chest Stretch
1 minute


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