Message from John Carter

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012


Yeah, that's me, after about two weeks of my attempt to get bigger.  I see some improvement, but not a whole lot.  But, then again, it's only been about two weeks.

Honestly, I don't find the work outs too tough.  Well, they are tough, but I mean, I don't mind them.  In fact, I really enjoy them.  My gym isn't exactly a hard-core gym.  There aren't any body builders running around.  Mostly it's older guys (older than me) or college kids who are doing a little working out before returning to school.  I'm usually working out next to a sixty or seventy-year-old who is lifting ten pound weights, while I sit there in my torn t-shirt, sweating like crazy and lifting as much as I possibly can. 

I only have an hour at lunch each day to work out, so I have to really hit it hard.  I don't waste much time between sets, and I don't stand around and talk.  I've got a set of routines I use depending on the day and the week.  One day may be shoulders and back, the next chest and arms, the next legs.  I still do a lot of ab work each morning before work - usually around 250-300 crunches - but I've cut back my running to three times a week.

The hardest part of all this is the diet!  My gosh I have a hard time with that.  I'm pretty good at eating right, but because I eat egg whites and dry toast at breakfast, and chicken and brown rice at lunch, I never make the number of calories I need for a given day.  I am taking protein drinks, but I can't take too many of them.  They make me feel like I'm going to explode.  And I don't mean with rage.  My body just can't metabolize huge amounts of protein - at least not the kind I get from those drinks.

Still, I'm sticking with it.  The last two days I've worked out like a maniac and I feel pretty good.  Unfortunately I still weigh either 146 or 147, depending on the day.  I wish I could hit 148, but I just can't seem to do it. 


  1. man you've got some muscles!!! I would love to feel the power those muscles have!!

  2. Thanks for saying that. I appreciate the encouragement.

  3. yes yuo do could you let me know what you are trying to use to get bigger i am same way i do not seem to be able to bulk try it all think i need to chang something and i aslo would like to have chance to feel the power you getting