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Today’s Exercises


  • Squat 4 x 11 (375lbs)
  • Front Squat 3 x 11 (340lbs)
  • Leg Extensions 3 x 11 (145lbs)


  • Romanian Deadlift 4 x 11 (155lbs)
  • One-Leg Hamstring Curls 4 x 11 (35lbs)


  • Hanging Leg Raise 4 x 19
  • Crunches 4 x 19
  • Side Planks 4 x 19 (15 seconds) I suck at these and they hurt!!! 😊

Workout Overview

Today’s workout is Day 8 Week 2 Phase 2 of Jim Stoppani’s Shortcut to Size (www.jimstoppani.com). This workout works in three 4-week cycles starting on week 1 with rep ranges of 12-15. All exercises this week will be in the 9-11 rep range. Today completes Week 2 Phase 2. Next Monday we drop rep ranges again and increase that weight to commence Week 3 Phase 2 of Jim Stoppani’s Shortcut to Size.

Today’s workout was the dreaded Leg day! We also hit the lower and upper abdominals, internal and external oblique, and transverse abdominals (core).

Current Bodyweight

My current weight is 235lbs and I am 6’ tall. The goal is to be around 245-250 by the end of this 12-week workout and maintaining my body fat percentage, which is around 20%. This is higher than I’d like, but during any bulking phase, it is quite common to gain some body fat or stay where you started because of a large amount of food a mass building program requires.

My Macros

My current macros were calculated using Jim Stoppani’s recommendations. He recommends 1.5 to 2.0 grams of protein per pound of bodyweight, .5 grams of fat per pound of bodyweight, and 2.0 grams of carbohydrates per pound of bodyweight. Since I am trying to maintain my body fat percentage, I’ve reduced the carbohydrate intake to 1.0 gram of carbs per pound of bodyweight.

235lbs (current weight)

235 x 1.5 = 352.5 grams of protein per day

235 x 1 = 235 grams of carbohydrates per day

235 x .5 = 117.5 grams of fat per day (rounded to 117 for ease of tracking)

Yesterday’s macros

Carbohydrates 200g; Fat 134g; Protein 269g

I use my MyFitnessPal (I the iTunes App Store) to track my macros each day.

Supplements and Water intake


Water intake is more than a gallon a day. I drink a 1/2 gallon of water just with my pre-workout, during, and post-workout drinks. The rest of my water intake is around my meals (six in total each day). I currently feed every two hours.


  • AlphaJym
  • ShredJym
  • PreJym combined with flavorless Whey Protein (24g)

During Workout

  • BCAA drink during workouts with flavorless Whey Protein (24g)

Post Workout

  • PostJym Dextrose and BCAA Matrix combined with flavorless Whey Protein (24g)
  • OmegaJym
  • VitaJym


  • ZMAJym

See you tomorrow!!