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Gameface Part IV – New Passion


I sit and think….why did the iron draw me? Why did after all these years of just working out for the sake of it I chose THIS year to make it the year of a gym rat?

Honestly, I am not exactly a gym rat. It is just a new focus with it. I saw the results come but not at the pace I wanted them to come.

My research led me to AnimalPak.com, Bodybuilding.com, and T-Nation. From there, I’ve been rotating workouts, mixing up a lot of the research to see what works for my body.

Diet
This is the difficult one for me, because I had to shift from eating everything in sight to eating right. True enough, I am not the world’s perfect eater, but I do try to keep it clean. I rather grill than fry, egg whites instead of the yolk, etc. I run through eggs like a knife through butter and I do spend more time cooking. (The lady is definitely happy about this one!!)

Workout
This is what I am doing for the next 7 weeks.
SUNDAY
Warm-up
Heavy Bench
Ӣ 6 reps (75%)
Ӣ 5 reps (78%)
Ӣ 4 reps (82%)
Ӣ 3 reps (85%)
Ӣ 2 reps (88%)
Ӣ 1 rep (91%)
Ӣ Final end rep (around 90%)
Note: Percentages are of my 255lb bench max.
Triceps
Ӣ Close Grip Bench: 3 x 3 (75%)
Ӣ Skull Crushers (Light): 3 sets x 8 reps
Ӣ Dumbbell Kickbacks: 3 sets x 8 reps
Ӣ Pushdowns: 3 sets x 8 reps
Abs
Ӣ Crunches: 3 sets 25 reps
Ӣ Cable Crunches: 3 sets 25 reps
MONDAY
Warm-Up
Back
Ӣ Pull-Ups: 4 sets x 10 reps
Ӣ T-Bar: 3 sets x 8 reps
Ӣ Dumbbell Rows: 3 sets x 8 reps
Ӣ Front Pulldowns: 3 sets x 8 reps
Biceps
Ӣ Hammer Curls: 3 sets x 8 reps
Ӣ Preacher Curls: 3 sets x 8 reps
Ӣ Straight Bar Curls: 3 sets x 8 reps
Ӣ Seated Curls: 3 sets x 8 reps
Abs
Ӣ Crunches: 3 sets 25 reps
Ӣ Cable Crunches: 3 sets 25 reps
TUESDAY
Day off
WEDNESDAY
Warm-Up
Shoulders
Ӣ Barbell Shoulder Press: 3 sets x 8 reps
Ӣ Dumbbell Shrugs: 3 sets x 6 reps
Ӣ Incline Press: 3 sets x 6 reps
Ӣ Front Delt Raises: 3 sets x 8 reps
Ӣ Shoulder Flyes: 3 sets x 8 reps
Triceps
Ӣ Single Arm Skull Crushers (Heavy): 3 sets x 6 reps
Ӣ Barbell Skull Crushers: 3 sets x 6 reps
Ӣ Single arm Pushdowns: 3 sets x 8 reps
Abs
Ӣ Crunches: 3 sets 25 reps
Ӣ Cable Crunches: 3 sets 25 reps
THURSDAY
Warm-Up
Legs
Ӣ Squat: 3 sets x 8 reps
Ӣ Leg press: 3 sets x 8 reps
Ӣ Hack Squat: 3 sets x 8 reps
Ӣ Leg Extension: 3 sets x 8 reps
Ӣ Hamstrings: 3 sets x 8 reps
Ӣ Calves: 3 sets 15 reps
Abs
Ӣ Crunches: 3 sets 25 reps
Ӣ Cable Crunches: 3 sets 25 reps
FRIDAY
Day off
SATURDAY
Day off

Gameface…..Act III

For the past 7 years, I have been on a mission to evolve myself into a better person in every aspect.

Well….here we go again with part three of the gameface post. Writer’s block allowed this to happen because I actually looked at the oldies and realize one concept: People knew that I had the ability to be a success, the ability to be a great person. There’s my personal issue, the doubt in character, the one thing that will force you analyze life instead of living it.

I consider it a blessing to have breath to be alive. It’s a thing that I have learned to cherish. I have learned to love myself and the life I lead. At one time”¦..I can say I thought that it was worthless until I realized something. Why wish for something that’s going to happen eventually? Death will come to us all, no point in rushing it.

I felt as if no matter how hard I tried or how hard I pushed that I was going to miss my mark, no matter what. So, I began shortchanging myself, setting smaller goals so they can be met. That was my biggest mistake…guess there’s a point where trying to have the gameface is pushed too far. What do YOU think?

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  • Finish These Sentences!

    ***Directions: Read and Remove(COPY AND PASTE) this note to your notes, delete my answers in the following statements. Complete the sentences with a word, phrase or sentence of your choice; next, tag your closest friends and share your thoughts.***

    1. MY EX….is my ex.

    2. MAYBE I SHOULD….stop feeling bad about things in my life.

    3. I LOVE….computers.

    4. PEOPLE WOULD SAY THAT….I look mean, but I don’t try to.

    5. I DON’T UNDERSTAND…..why sometimes it’s hard to find something to smile for.

    6. WHEN I WAKE UP IN THE MORNING….I get the gameface on for another day.

    7. LIFE IS FULL OF…..bullshit.

    8. MY PAST TAUGHT ME….a side of my life that I regret: distance.

    10. I GET ANNOYED WHEN….things are not planned.

    11. PARTIES ARE….overrated but okay, I guess.

    12. I WISH….that people would look beyond what they see on the outside when it comes to people.

    13. DOGS….are okay, but really, I don’t care too much for them.

    14. CATS……I really don’t know.

    15. TOMORROW IS…..GOOD FRIDAY.

    16. I HAVE A LOW TOLERANCE FOR…..liars and gossipers.

    17. IF I HAD A MILLION DOLLARS…. I’d buy my mom a house, that truck she wants, myself a Chevy Impala, a house, keep $200,000, split the rest between my mom and my savings account.

    18. I’M TOTALLY TERRIFIED OF…..failure.

    19. MY LAST KISS….was soft.

    20. I AM LISTENING TO…..my iPod.

    21. I TALK… only when necessary.

    22. MY CLOSEST FRIENDS….are the ****.

    23. MY FIRST REAL KISS….was interesting.

    24. LOVE IS….something that is hard to get, keep, and lose.

    25. MARRIAGE IS….not exactly foreseeable.

    26. SOMEWHERE, SOMEONE IS THINKING….about me…I think.

    27. I’LL ALWAYS….be a nerd.

    28. THE LAST TIME I REALLY CRIED WAS BECAUSE….when I had to walk away from her.

    29. MY CELL PHONE IS/WAS….on vibrate…as usual.

    30. BEFORE I GO TO BED…I pray.

    31. RIGHT NOW I AM THINKING ABOUT…..what’s the next move.

    32. BABIES ARE…. nice, but I don’t know if they’re for me.

    33. TODAY I….am going to continue trying to be social.

    34. TOMORROW I WILL BE….at my apartment.

    35. I REALLY WANT TO BE…..on top of my life, in every aspect.

    36. SOMEONE THAT WILL MOST LIKELY RE POST THIS…you!! 🙂

    Gameface Revisit – Learning from Mistakes

    Just a small piece I rewrote.

    This whole “never back down, never quit”, shit, it started with Cena”¦.John Cena.

    The gameface persona is one I keep strong and true to myself cuz it’s me. It’s a mixture of what I believe and what I aspire to. I don’t aspire to be John Cena, but there are a lot of things about him that appeal to me, such as his drive in the ring and improving his body. It’s an idea I’m truly into. My persona and perspective on life is for it to be as serious as humanly possible. I take no one for granted, because I don’t force anyone to be in my life. Nor do I force anyone to stay. It’s their choice and their option. All I can do is work on myself and try not to make the same mistakes again. I consider it a blessing to have breath. To be alive. It’s a thing that I have learned to cherish. I have learned to love myself and the life I lead. At one time”¦..I can say I have thought that it was worthless until I realized something. Why wish for something that’s going to happen eventually? Death will come to us all, no point in rushing it.

    For the past 7 years, I have been on a mission to evolve myself into a better person in every aspect. This was my problem. Instead of working on one area, I tried to make a general change. It’s a gradual process to change things in life and this is a lesson worth learning. My mom said that she heard someone say “Bought sense is the best kind.”, Guess this means a person really doesn’t learn anything about something unless he or she experiences it on their own.

    I come to the realization that being serious with EVERYTHING doesn’t work all the time. Hell, NOTHING works all the time. It’s not called, ”˜fucking up’, ”˜messing up’, ”˜screwing up’, or any of that. It’s a learning experience, one that is worth it, if a lesson is learned. Now the hard part is applying it.

    A Revisit from the Gameface Post

    Gameface

    Oldie but a good one, never posted here till today.

    This whole thing that I do, this all-time focus, all-time gameface shit, it is one thing that I hold near and dear to my heart. That’s why I believe in it so much. Each and everyday I wake up, it’s time to put that gameface on. I was never the talk of the community, the talk of the school, never a standout guy. That’s good, because I do what I do anyway. People knew that I had the ability to be a success, the ability to be a great person, but there’s the personal issue, the doubt in your character, the one thing that will make you analyze your life and your persona.

    To have the motivation is to have things that inspire you. Life will get you down, but if you dig deep and find that spirit, that thing that drives anyone: competition. That drives ANYONE, but what drives ME is my family and friends. The sacrifices they made is my focus. My other inspiration is John Cena. Though I know wrestling is scripted, Cena is the 1st wrestler that I’ve ever been fascinated with. It is something about him that basically draws me in, to the point that I find myself portraying him at times. “Never back down, never quit.” It is this attitude that I desire, the attitude to never back down from any type of competition or hardship. To meet EVERYTHING head on.

    The changes I made over the years are changes that suit one person: ME. This fact has always been avoided, despite how much I hold others close to the heart. There’s a realization. No matter what happens, there’s always going to be that spark, that one drive, that one goal, that one focus. Not to be THE best, but to be MY best. Then once I see my best, I top it.

    If I fail, it’s a big mark against me. This is one life that I will live to the best because it’s my one shot. I’ve been here a long time. I’m not a one-trick pony, if you think that, you sick. I’ve made a life out of proving others wrong. I can always add to the list.

    I dwelled this post from this video. I’ll later post my new thoughts around 6ish.