Hey guys,

On friday i did upper back, traps and abs. I had a great day outside the gym, so i automatically assumed that it would remain at the same level, when i would go to the gym. How wrong was I, I wasn’t satsified with the gym i have been going to lately, so since i didn’t have an active membership since wednesday 1st of July. I thought to myself, that hey i still gotta workout, so decided to go to a public fitness center like a YMCA type facility. I can honestly say i had the worst workout of my life, no air circulation, crappy equipments etc. etc. I was so actually hurrying to finish my workout and left it a bit short. So I NEED to find a good gym fast, as i don’t wanna go back to that gym.

But hey at least i grined through the workout, here goes:

Upper back

Wide grip front pulldown

Wide grip front pulldown

Wide grip front pulldown

Set 1: 10 reps with 70kg/154lbs

Set 2: 10 reps with 75kg/165lbs

Set 3: 8 reps with 80kg/176lbs

Seated Row

Seated row

Seated row

I only managed to squeeze 2 sets of 10 reps with 90kg/198lbs.

Note. Machine was really old and unreliable, so i chose to move on.

T-Bar row

T-Bar row

T-Bar row

Set 1: 10 reps with 60kg/132lbs

Set 2: 8 reps with 70kg/154lbs

Set 3: 8 reps with 80kg/176lbs

Note. I enjoyed this exercise, as the machine was working fine. So i pushed 3 really good sets out of this one. Felt a bit better at this point.

Dumbbell Shrugs for traps (trapezius)

Dumbbell shrugs

Dumbbell shrugs

4 sets of 10 reps with 41kg/90lbs dumbbells

Note. Wanted to go heavier than normally and in a sense punish myself for not having a good workout. I gotta admit, that at this point i was happy that i did most my exercises that i was supposed to, but couldn’t bare the thought of staying there and doing abdominals, so i decided to do them at home later in the evening.


I usually do abs with weights to develop the abdominal muscles and make them thicker, but since this time i was gonna do abs at home, i tried to do different varieties of crunches etc. for a total of 250 reps. Guys remember, that the number is not the most important thing, you have to control your body and it’s motion to actually feel the muscle working and contract the muscle properly, without too much of a swing action.

Anyway enjoy your weekend guys, keep training hard and eating healthy. Remember that a little cheat meal or snack is ok 1-2 twice a week, to keep the mind sane 🙂

Copyright: Gif pictures are courtesy of http://www.exrx.net. Own illustrative exercise pics will be up soon as mentioned before.


Hello everybody, so as promised that i will soon post videos of my training. Just click on videos and watch a little something from my chest, bicep & tricep superset workout. Hope you like it, i plan on taking videos with a high definition camera soon, as soon as i have time to buy a HD camera. So i apologize for the video quality.

Also i will add more tips and advice videos about training, dieting and my progress in general soon. So keep coming back for me, as i will keep giving more everyday.  By the way i had an amazing chest and shoulder workout, to finish it off with abs. I will post a fully detailed workout post within a day.

Go check the videos out and let me know what you think? Would appreciate it.

Hello again everybody,

Posting my shoulder and abs workout from thursday, which i actually have videos of also, just need to get the clips from my friend who took was kind enough to take the clips with his Iphone.

I started by taking my pre-workout supplement drink, which is a mixture of two great supplements (Universal nutrition’s Storm & SAN V-12), a year ago i combined these two products and although they have similarity in ingredients, i personally feel that they give me a bigger boost together than alone.

So even before getting to them gym, on my way there from the beach to the gym i was EXCITED to workout. Couldn’t wait to hit the weights, what can i say the sunny weather does that to me, gives me an amazing amount of energy.

Enough talk and let’s get to the workout:

Dumbbell shoulder press ( only difference, which you will see from video when posted, that i take my arms down to a 90 degree angle and not lower than that).

Dumbbell shoulder press

Dumbbell shoulder press

Set 1: 10 reps of 20kg/44lbs dumbbells

Set 2: 10 reps of 23,5kg/52lbs dumbbells

Set 3: 8 reps of 26kg/57lbs dumbbells

Set 4: 8 reps of 26kg/57lbs dumbbells

Standing barbell behind the neck shoulder press (picture is seated)

Barbell behing the neck shoulder press

Barbell behing the neck shoulder press

Set 1: 10 reps of 40kg/88lbs

Set 2: 10 reps of 45kg/99lbs

Set 3: 8 reps of 50kg/110lbs

Dumbbell lateral raises

Dumbbell shoulder raises

Dumbbell shoulder raises

3 sets of 10 reps with 13kg/29lbs dumbbells with very strict form and controlled motion, as to limit the movement of my upper body hence decreasing the involvement of other muscles than the shoulders.

Front dumbbell raises (with a slightly different angle, that you will see when the video is posted VERY SOON)

Front shoulder raises

Front shoulder raises

3 sets of 8 reps/per hand with 13kg/29lbs dumbbells

Note that with these last two exercises i’m not going for strength and power, so i try to have a weight that is heavy enough but that i would still be able to do my reps in a controlled motion, to target the shoulders specifically.

Last exercise for the shoulder was seated rear shoulder machine

Rear shoulder machine

Rear shoulder machine

3 sets of 10-12 reps with varying weights, not paying much attention to the weight, although i do try to increase it regularly to increase the intensity. I really like this exercise as the rear deltoid muscle is hard to hit, with this exercise one can easily isolate that muscle without being able to do a mistake as the machine doesn’t allow too much extra movement beyond the range of motion designed for that muscle from that position. U guys should try it out, if you haven’t already.

Then i moved along to abs, where i did 4 different exercises, all with weights for increased resistance or i was doing some abdominal machine. I keep changing my abdominal routine rapidly, so my muscles get attacked from all different angles. I go fairly heavy weight, did a total of 4 different exercises, 12 sets alltogether and 250 repetitions. U do that math and divide them as you wish for your program. Abs should be trained just as any other muscle, don’t to countless repetitions. Try to do between 8-15 reps, that’s more than enough with proper technique and enough weights to force the muscle to respond and work hard.

That was it for that workout. I still gotta post the Chest and Biceps/Triceps superset workout which i did on friday, which was amazing and intense. Aaaand i gotta post todays (Sunday 28th June 2009) Upperback, trapezius and abdominal workout, which i also have video of. Make sure to come back and check them out. Until then, keep training hard, eating clean and sleeping a lot. 🙂

Copyright: Gif pictures are courtesy of http://www.exrx.net. Own illustrative exercise pics will be up soon as mentioned before.

Hello everybody,

So this is a late post of my wednesday workout, which i was dreading since i usually hit the legs very hard and my muscles become very sore for the following 3-4 days. But hey, that’s the price you gotta pay for striving to achieve big things, right?

So i started my workout by warming my legs up doing a 5 minute light cardio and some explosive stretches to prepare the leg muscles for the up-coming workout. I didn’t take my usual pre-workout supplement mix, because i usually get a huge pump from leg workouts, so didn’t need more than that.

So let’s go to my workout:

*Barbell squats

Squat exercise

Squat exercise

Set 1: 12 reps of 80kg/176lbs

Set 2: 10 reps of 90kg/198lbs

Set 3: 8 reps of 100kg/220lbs

Set 4: 8 reps of 110kg/243lbs

Set 5: 8 reps of 120kg/265lbs

Set 6: 8 reps of 130kg/287lbs

*Sumo squat (variation of normal squat, with wide stance and feet pointing outwards towards where your knees are pointing, will post a picture of this also).

3 sets of 8-10 reps with 90kg/198lbs

*Barbell lunges

Lunge exercise

Lunge exercise

3 sets of 8 reps/per leg with 50kg/110lbs

Note. Gotta be careful with the weights in this exercise as you can easily pull a hamstring muscle,trust me as it has happened to me a few times.

Seated leg press machine

Leg press

Leg press

Only 2 sets of 10 reps, didn’t really pay attention to the weight as i was feeling the machine out, since it was a seated leg press. I usually do the traditional leg press. I went fairly heavy though, that i wouldn’t be able to do 12 reps with the weights.

Leg extension machine

Leg extensions for quads

Leg extensions for quads

3 sets of 12 reps with 50-60kg/110-132lbs on the weight rack, increasing towards the last set. I wasn’t trying to go really heavy anymore at this point, just trying to get the feel and develop the peak, just above the knees.

After finishing the hardest part being the quads and hamstrings, i finished the workout session with 2 different calf exercises, which are the following:

Standing calf raise machine

Standing calf raises

Standing calf raises

4 sets of 12 reps with 120kg/265lbs on the weight rack

Note. I would do the reps in two motion phase, first i would do 60 % of the full motion, then squeeze the remaining 40% after a split second pause. I have come to experience that this brings the peak out of my calves much better and i get a better burn through this.

Seated calf raise machine

Seated calf raises

Seated calf raises

5 sets of 12 reps with 80kg/176lbs on the weight rack

Note. As mentioned previously in the standing calf raises, i would also do this exercise in a two motion phase to get a better burn and higher calf peak with that.

So that was it for my legs and calves workout, i was very tired at the end of the workout. I had been at the beach all day long, so needed rest badly.

Good news!!! I got videos of most of those exercises mentioned above, so very soon i will post them here. From now on, i will try to have videos of most of my workouts.

Copyright: Illustrative gif pictures are courtesy of http://www.exrx.net. I will post pics of exercises that i will have taken myself soon and videos will be posted regularly from now on.

Hey guys,

Couldn’t wait to go to the gym and have a great workout once again and getting one more step closer to to achieving my ultimate fitness transformation, i hope you are also excited and motivate to have some goals of yours, no matter how small or big. Since we are only competing with ourselves by always trying to improve ourselves physically and otherwise in life

So let’s get to the workout today i took my usual pre-workout supplement mixture (containing nitric oxide, creatine malate etc. will tell more some other time) 30 minutes before my actual workout for the day.

Started off with my usual 10 minutes of warming up by doing 5 minutes on the treadmill and then warming up my body (muscles and joints), but i don’t do static stretches as it’s not desired before your actual workout, only immediately after your workout or even some hours later. However i do very light stretches in between sets for that specific muscle i’m currently training.

Actual workout for the day(will add pictures to all exercises very soon and video also):

Upper back (using lifting straps to help with my grip)

Pulldown to the front with a wide grip

Set 1: 10 reps of 70kg/154lbs

Set 2: 10 reps of 75kg/165lbs

Set 3: 8 reps of 80kg/176lbs

Set 4: 8 reps of 85kg/187lbs

Seated row with a narrow grip

Set 1: 10 reps of 80kg/176lbs

Set 2: 10 reps of 90kg/198lbs

Set 3: 8 reps of 100kg/220lbs

Bent-over row with a dumbbell (one arm)

Set 1: 10 reps of 31kg/68lbs

Set 2: 10 reps of 38,5kg/85lbs

Set 3: 10 reps of 41kg/90lbs

Close grip lat pulldown with a lever machine (SOON a picture will explain it better)

3 sets of 10 reps with varying weights, didn’t pay attention to weights on this one as usually at this stage of my back workout i try to go for the feel, as in the beginning i go more for strength and mass.

Some people do traps right after the back workour, i tend to leave it until after i’ve finished my biceps workout, so let’s get to that.


Z-bar (barbell) bicep curls

Set 1: 10 reps of 30kg/66lbs

Set 2: 8 reps of 35kg/77lbs

Set 3: 8 reps of 40kg/88lbs

Set 4: 8 reps of 45kg/99lbs

Alternating dumbbell bicep curls with a twist (Bring the peak of bicep out)

Set 1: 8 reps of 18,5kg/40lbs dumbbells/per arm

Set 2: 8 reps of 18,5kg/40lbs dumbbells/per arm

Set 3: 8 reps of 18,5kg/40lbs dumbbells/per arm

Z-bar preacher curls

Set 1: 8 reps of 30kg/66lbs

Set 2: 8 reps of 30kg/66lbs

Set 3: 8 reps of 305kg/66lbs

Crucifix bicep curl on cable machine ( finish the workout out with exercise that blasts the peak of the biceps, love it!)

3 sets of 10 reps with 20kg/44lbs on each side of the cable machine weight rack

Last but not least the trapezius muscle


Dumbbell shrugs (6 reps erect posture and the last 6 reps with a slight lean to hit a different angle)

6 sets of 12 reps with 40kg/88lbs dumbbells

Oh my god, i felt so pumped at that point. My biceps were looking huge compared to normally and vascular, i feel like my pre-workout supplement and training is working. At this point, i’m happy and still VERY motivated, hope you guys are also and talk to you soon about the next training session which will be legs, calves and abs. I’ll try my best to finally get some pics and video posted from the workout session.

Anyway i’m off to eating some good, healthy food and just relaxing. Visualising my body transforming and becoming a fitness muscle beast. 🙂

Hey everybody!

So today i had chest, triceps and abs to do. Before hitting the weights in the gym, i took a Universal Nutrition Storm & SAN V-12 personal mixture of mine to get my body amped and ready for a hard training session.

After not being able to go to the gym for 4 days now, i was really excited about getting to lift some weights, so i started my regular warm-up routine, which i will show to you guys sometime soon on video.

I started with chest, followed by triceps and last i did abs. Here is what i did (haven’t included a few light warm-up sets):

Barbell bench press

Set 1: 10 reps 70kg/155lbs

Set 2: 10 reps 75kg/165lbs

Set 3: 8 reps 80kg/176lbs

Set 4: 8 reps 85kg/187lbs

Dumbbell bench press

Set 1: 10 reps with 26kg/57lbs dumbbells

Set 2: 8 reps with 31kg/68lbs dumbbells

Set 3: 8 reps with 34kg/75lbs dumbbells

Incline dumbbell press

Set 1: 8 reps with 26kg/57lbs dumbbells

Set 2: 8  reps with 31kg/68lbs dumbbells

Smith incline bench press (very high angle to hit the top of the chest area)

Set 1: 10 reps with 60kg/132lbs

Set 2: 8 reps with 62,5kg/138lbs

Set 3: 8 reps with 65kg/143lbs

Pullover (to hit my weak lower chest area)

Set 1: 12 reps with 21kg/46lbs dumbbell

Set 2: 12 reps with 21kg/46lbs dumbbell again

To finish off my chest workout, i went to the flye machine to open my chest up and bring more definition

3 sets of 12 reps with medium weights, i was just going for the feel of it and concentrating on contracting the chest muscle, not so much about how much weight i can lift/push.

Moving along to the triceps, at this point i’m very pumped and still have plenty of energy and excitement to continue with my workout


Weighted dips

3 sets of 10reps with only 5kg/11lbs as extra weight on my waist, but hey gotta start somewhere, right?

Two arm dumbbell extension seated on bench

3 sets of 8 reps with 36kg/80lbs dumbbell

Tricep cable pushdowns (narrow grip to bring the peak of my triceps out)

4 sets of 8 reps with 60kg/132lbs

Dumbbell tricep kickbacks both hands simultaneously

3 sets of 8 reps with 10kg/22lbs dumbbells

Feeling good and pumped, damn the pre-workout drink works great, loving it!

Gotta finish strong, so i did 4 different exercises for abs. I tried to have them all weighted, since i want mass and definition on my abs, big blocks. Tried to stay withing the range of 10-15 reps doing a total of 15 sets for the abs.

That’s it for todays workout, tomorrow i have upper back and biceps along with some cardiovascular/aerobic exercise. Be sure to tune back in and let me know how you’re doing with your training and dieting.

PS. sorry for not having any videos today, i was training alone. But in the future i will try to include video on almost every workout with a little spice 🙂

So take care and see you later!!!