Ed’s 365 Gym Project - Program and Trainer Questions

The main purpose of this forum; tell us what goals you're working on.

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Ed_
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Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:21 pm

My 365 day project: I will work towards my ideal body everyday for 365 days

Why I’m committing to this:

#1 reason of this goal (and ultimately the only reason, 10x more important than any other reason): I want to have multiple, hot fuck buddies. I want these women to be young (18 to 21 years old), I want them to be very attractive, I want to have sex with them quickly (first date ideally), I want to be non-committed to them, and I want to have sex with them on an ongoing basis (not just one-night stands -- they want to keep coming back to me).

In order to achieve my ultimate goal, it’s basically a requirement for me to have a significantly "above average" physique -- solid muscle mass and low body fat. Even if I get my style, dating photos, approach anxiety, and social skills perfectly in order, I’m still going to struggle with achieving my ultimate goals if I’m not in really good shape.

I've been going to the gym on-and-off since 2011 and basically haven't had any noticeable improvement. There have been a few months at a time when I made some gains, but either I didn’t stick to my diet or I didn’t stick to my programming, and my results were unsatisfactory.

For every day during the next 365 days, idealing I will complete all of these tasks:
  • Go to the gym (except on rest days)
  • At the gym, do my full workout 100% (no half-assing, skipping sets, etc.)
  • Eat my caloric and macro requirements
  • Meal prep (on days required)
  • Take my vitamins and supplements
  • Get enough sleep
  • Record my weight
If work or something else significant gets in the way, I won’t beat myself up for missing a few tasks once in a while, but I’m really focusing on planning ahead and avoiding excuses for not accomplishing all of these every day.

I’m tracking my tasks daily using the app HabitBull . I’ll be posting updates on my weight, progress photos, and other details in this thread.

Attached are my starting photos. 133 lbs, 5'6".
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Current Goals:
✅ Lose virginity
✅ Have sex with the same girl a second time
✅ Move to a city with better dating options by the end of 2020
✅ Have sex with the same girl a third time
⚪ Overcome AA
⚪ Get to 135 lbs with 10% bodyfat

My Tinder photos thread

My 365 Project: Work Towards My Ideal Body
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Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:48 pm

What are your actual training goals?

You got a particular weight you wanna hit or numbers you want to get up to strength wise in the gym?
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Ed_
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Sat Oct 31, 2020 12:08 am

I don't have any interest in powerlifting or achieving certain lifting goals, so I don't have any specific strength goals.

My goals are entirely physique/aesthetics. I'm not sure how to specifically describe them. Since I'm 5'6" tall, I think I'd need to about 135 - 140 lbs and 10% bodyfat to achieve the look I'm going for. I looked on reddit and found some dudes about my height with the body I'm looking for.

I'm not expecting to achieve this in just one year -- my 365 goal is only to stick to my gym and diet program. The results will take as long as they take.

"Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years"

"Everyone lives life at their own pace"
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Current Goals:
✅ Lose virginity
✅ Have sex with the same girl a second time
✅ Move to a city with better dating options by the end of 2020
✅ Have sex with the same girl a third time
⚪ Overcome AA
⚪ Get to 135 lbs with 10% bodyfat

My Tinder photos thread

My 365 Project: Work Towards My Ideal Body
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nipple-flip
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Name: Chris
Goal: self-actualize
Age: 28
Motto: do your best every day
Location: USA

Sat Oct 31, 2020 12:34 am

hey dude,

love what you're doing here. this shit resonates with me, since my current physique and stats are not that far off from yours. I actually saved pictures of the guy in your 2nd pic off reddit as well. small world!

even if you're not interested right now, I would recommend you still set some intermediate goals. they are likely to help you maintain the intensity needed to succeed in changing your physique.
28M

Broad goals - live authentically. want for nothing. be happy.

Specific short/medium-term goals:
- 1000lb powerlifting total
- under 13% body fat
- get a software engineering job

Progress towards short term goals:
- 725 PL total (B 165x1, S 245x1, D 315x1)
- 19% body fat, 137lb bodyweight
- 8 leetcode problems done
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Mon Nov 02, 2020 2:58 pm

I'm off to a good start. Seven days (October 26 to November 1) with hitting pretty much all of my planned tasks.

I'm tracking a few extra daily habits in this app, but the ones that really matter for this 365 project are in red.
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Current Goals:
✅ Lose virginity
✅ Have sex with the same girl a second time
✅ Move to a city with better dating options by the end of 2020
✅ Have sex with the same girl a third time
⚪ Overcome AA
⚪ Get to 135 lbs with 10% bodyfat

My Tinder photos thread

My 365 Project: Work Towards My Ideal Body
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Tue Dec 01, 2020 5:49 pm

Here's the workout program I've been doing for the past 5 weeks:

A Day
  • Trap bar deadlift
  • Hack squat
  • Pull up
  • Bicep curls
  • Leg raise (abs)
B Day
  • Incline bench press
  • Seated rows
  • Overhead press
  • Triceps push-down
  • Lateral raise
  • Russian twist (abs)
I workout every other day, so A and B days repeat every 4th calendar day.

I've been working with a trainer at the gym, but it seems like he's constantly pushing me to add lifts, swap exercise, and make it more complicated. I have to keep reminding him I want a simple program and to focus on consistency and doing a few exercises with correct form.

Is this common for paid trainers? This has been my exact experience with 4 previous trainers -- changing up the program every month or so. I've never done the same program for more than 6 weeks tops, in my 10 years of lifting. How long do you guys stick with the same program before making changes?
Current Goals:
✅ Lose virginity
✅ Have sex with the same girl a second time
✅ Move to a city with better dating options by the end of 2020
✅ Have sex with the same girl a third time
⚪ Overcome AA
⚪ Get to 135 lbs with 10% bodyfat

My Tinder photos thread

My 365 Project: Work Towards My Ideal Body
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Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:32 pm

Yeah the trainer is probably just trying to make you think you need to constantly change things so you keep paying him. The program looks good. What I think you should do is switch the hex bar deadlift, hacksquat to normal deadlift and squat. Get your trainer to make sure you're getting the form right, then once you get the form right start doing it on your own.
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Wed Dec 02, 2020 4:43 am

Ed_ wrote:
Sat Oct 31, 2020 12:08 am
I don't have any interest in powerlifting or achieving certain lifting goals, so I don't have any specific strength goals.

My goals are entirely physique/aesthetics. I'm not sure how to specifically describe them. Since I'm 5'6" tall, I think I'd need to about 135 - 140 lbs and 10% bodyfat to achieve the look I'm going for. I looked on reddit and found some dudes about my height with the body I'm looking for.

I'm not expecting to achieve this in just one year -- my 365 goal is only to stick to my gym and diet program. The results will take as long as they take.

"Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years"

"Everyone lives life at their own pace"
Fukkin dude - first of all solid motivation. I love seeing you take action like this.

Second - thx for the inspiration photos... I'mma steal the first two to motivate myself.
GOAL #1) Puss. Fuck 10 hot girls, have 5 fwb, have 3somes
a Tone abs
• Count Calories, stick to budget
• 16/8 I.F.
• 25g sugar max
• Gym 5 d/wk. 60+ min.

b Tinder: Boosts, Test & Optimize Photos

c 1 approach/day

GOAL #2) Build passionate & fun life
a Build Youtube Channel (365 proj.)
• Publish 1 Video every day on Youtube
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Wed Dec 02, 2020 6:48 am

The trainer I had a year ago swapped my program after 12 weeks - and I fucking hated the change.

The trainer I have now changes my programs every 10 weeks. Absolutely loved the first program, hated the second. The current one seems like it'd be pretty solid but I stopped following it several weeks ago.

While I definitely prefer consistency, I now realize WHY they're changing the programs all the time. Checkout Westside Barbell podcast.

And on that note, even if you're going 100% physique, I'd expect it'd be more fun + motivating if you're training every workout rather than just trying to survive a workout. I definitely feel accomplished knowing that I hit a new PR, every workout. Of course they're not usually 1RM. There are many ways to PR: daily weight lifted, new max reps at given weight for given exercise, new max 5x5 etc.
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