Started lifting 07/01/2006 give or take a few days (looking off credit card bill) Pictures were after about a week of lifting since I didn't think about it prior to starting... I'd say I was around 145lbs if not a bit less prior to starting. Anyway, on to today, weighed in at 150lbs (was 148lbs last Thursday) weight/rep Bench 115x12 115x10 115x8 135x6 (only intended to put it up 4 times, but was able to do 6) I'll be starting off with 45's next time. Cable Cross 35x12 35x10 40x8 45x6 Two hand cable curls 70x12 80x10 90x8 100x6 One hand cable pull down 60x12 60x10 70x8 Rope cable pull down 70x12 80x10 90x8 100x6 Rope cable pull up 70x10 80x8 Leg ups?? - this is the stand alone mechanism where I lift myself off the ground with my arms/forearms, lift my legs up to my chest. 15 15 12 10 Ab machine w/ weight Lift my arms/elbows above my head and crunch down 65x20 Ab roller 30 - I'm still trying to perfect the art that are situps/crunches/this machine...I tend to strain my neck while doing this stuff, which is bad I know... Dips 10 dips (on the the assisted pull up machine, handles in the middle. dip, push up, dip, etc) I think that's about it. As you can tell I'm fucking retarded and don't know the names of most of the things I'm using, and really don't have a routine at all, I'm mostly winging it so far. I'm doing my best to remember some of the things I did when I lifted in high school (I'm 23 now, and haven't lifted since then, minus a few week period a couple years ago) Right now I've been eating as much as I can as I want to gain weight and start filling out my upper body. My legs are decent as I played hockey for 12 years growing up but will be working on them as well - I tweeked something in my knee a couple weeks ago - I did about 15 squats last week with some weight on it and it was feeling a bit better so I'm going to try working out my legs tomorrow and see how it goes - just going to stay away from leg press for now as that is how it happened. Anyway, if anyone has any recommendations, feedback, etc please feel free to let me know. The goals I'd like to reach: Weight: 165lbs GOAL REACHED Bench: 200lbs GOAL REACHED 12/19/2006 Squat: 250lbs GOAL REACHED 09/27/2006 (89 days) Tighten up my stomach area, it looks ok but if I ever get gassy (which is often, I have a stomach disease) it blows up like a balloon My max's in HS were 115 on bench and 200 squat - I weighed 115lbs then. 09/27/2006 New Squat Goal: 300lbs GOAL REACHED 11/08/2006 (43 days) 11/08/2006 New Squat Goal: 315lbs - not a big jump but it's something I'd be proud of, and I'm going to drop the weight down a bit to ~260-275 and work on my form, while I'd say I was parallel on my squats of 300, I used my back a little bit more than I should have on the last two reps.