Year-Long Workout Log
July 19, 2004 8:22 AM   Subscribe

Anyone remember the site of a guy who maintained(?is maintaining?) a yearly progress log (with daily profile photos & all) of his workout regimen?
posted by Gyan to Health & Fitness (9 answers total)
 
If you mean John Stone, there it is. But from a quick perusal (I ran across this link last week), this guy is way too skinny right now. Look at July 6, 2004, for crying out loud! He's bodybuilder lean without being bodybuilder huge. Freaky, to me.
posted by uncleozzy at 8:59 AM on July 19, 2004


How big you get has a strong genetic component. Unless maybe he has been carefully doing muscle endurance training to the exclusion of muscle strength training, then he's almost certainly someone predisposed to a wiry build, and will never be huge.

But, yeah, by any reasonable definition of general health, he'd be better off with a few more pounds of fat than show in his 'after' picture. But that applies to about all bodybuilders...
posted by Zed_Lopez at 9:36 AM on July 19, 2004


Still an amazing site to see what's possible.
posted by callmejay at 10:21 AM on July 19, 2004


Well, that guy did it all in the first 4 months. For the next year after that, he looks almost exactly the same. He should have stopped in May 2003.

http://www.johnstonefitness.com/all/front/m.php
posted by eas98 at 10:43 AM on July 19, 2004


predisposed to a wiry build, and will never be huge
For the next year after that, he looks almost exactly the same

He would probably be able to get big -- not necessarily huge, but certainly big -- if he'd let his bodyfat get above 10 or 11% (which is on the very lean side of normal) during a bulking phase. Then at least he wouldn't look scrawny. Given what he writes, he seems to be unnaturally afraid of getting fat (he even attributes "most" of a recent 10lb. gain to fat, when it's most likely 90% water).
posted by uncleozzy at 11:15 AM on July 19, 2004


what is this water thing? do people stop drinking when they go on diets? i've often heard people say that they lost weight but it was "just water" - yet they're not dehydrated.

if i don't drink so much, i pee less. my weight doesn't go down. if i drink more, i pee more. doesn't affect my weight (unless i was going to drink something with a pile of calories). what's the logic here?

are you saying that this guy drank 5 litres of water and it stayed in his body and made him fat?
posted by andrew cooke at 11:20 AM on July 19, 2004


do people stop drinking when they go on diets?

There are a number of factors, but in my experience, it boils down to eating less food means your body retains less water. You can drink just as much, but you'll simply excrete more. When you are eating more food, you are probably taking in more sodium, more fiber, more of everything that causes your body to hoard water and, as such, become heavier. If you're eating a relatively low-sodium diet and suddenly start eating lots of junk (as it appears he did), you could certainly hold onto a good amount of water (okay, maybe not 5L, but that, combined with the "bulk" of the food could do it).
posted by uncleozzy at 11:34 AM on July 19, 2004


do people stop drinking when they go on diets?

Try very-low-carb for 2 days. You'll may lose five lbs like I did when I tried it. It wasn't fat loss.
posted by callmejay at 1:17 PM on July 19, 2004


I always laugh at how this guy gets tanner and blonder as he gets thinner and buffer.
posted by bonheur at 2:44 PM on July 19, 2004


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