The "Badass" Blueprint (IN THE TRENCHES)

badass_vinchbadass_vinch Posts: 4,471
edited December 2016 in Personal Journals
I started working out when I was 17 years old, just like the typical newbie I want to be noticed, to be strong and look good. My goal is simple but the price I have to pay is literally beyond money can buy. I look up to my older cousins who are also into bodybuilding, they were already big and strong at that time but we don’t talk much about weights. I don’t even know where their gym is! I also don’t know of any gym anywhere. I started training in my room everyday for 2 months, doing push ups, sit ups, curls and every move I could think of using whatever is available from old typewriter box to water jugs. Im not genetically blessed, im thin, skinny fat, thick skinned and have scoliosis which is becoming more obvious as I grow. So basically despite the lack of knowledge and genetic potential I prepared myself for the challenge even before hitting the gym for the first time. When I started to formally train in the gym, I did all the stupid stuff, train for 4 hours, all chest workout, no formal back and leg workout etc. I eat crappy food because that’s all I can afford, my sleep is no big deal for me and i have no supps (although I see supps as magic beans during that time). The huge guys in the gym are all bullies, they take my bars, my dumbbells, my plates and don’t respect my workout so I ended up in the corner waiting for them to finish. I moved into a small garbage type gym that is open as long as there is some one inside. I trained there at 12am so I have the freedom to train my way. For years I experimented on training and diet. I trained while injured, I trained with lack of sleep, I trained hungry but every possible setback is not an excuse for me. I did whatever it takes! I was consistent, until one day I noticed that I am not the old me anymore. I felt that I could be more than myself as long as I don’t stop working hard. I started to pay attention to every detail I need to improve, the simple goal turned into a passion. I was able to use my frustrations and insecurities to my advantage and killed it for good! I know nothing about bodybuilding when I started but I don’t regret all the stupid things I did. Im sure that I could have made things better but nothing can beat experience when it comes to gaining knowledge.  I did my homework for sure but science can’t give me strength, ego can’t be flexed and excuses can’t build muscles! Consistency gave me results! I’m not there yet that’s why im taking no days off!

Skinny-fat phaggot!!!


wala akong mahanap na pic from 2006 and below since wala pa akong camera phone dati. 2007-2008 pics naman nasa Friendster at hindi na maretrieve. Sayang! Well documented sana yung progression ko.

2009 summer

2010-march with my brothers

2010-november (cut)










2015 "Dadbod"



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  • milksworthmilksworth Posts: 3,130
    good luck on your goal sir! just keep us updated on your progress!
  • badass_vinchbadass_vinch Posts: 4,471

    I'll officially start training and eating on june 3 for my lean mass plan because my weight is still fluctuating by 2 lbs. I took a week off from training coz im a little beat up from the summer prep. i started bringing up carbs after a long deficit.

    Short term goal:
    Phase1: eat at maintenance level for 5-6weeks until i feel some size.
    Phase2:set a lower and upper limit calorie surplus. I'll make adjustments from this point if things doesnt feel right.

    Training plan: repeat!
  • milksworthmilksworth Posts: 3,130
    damn back! see, sayang naman tong ganitong condisyon konti na lang im sure this will place on a comp.
  • badass_vinchbadass_vinch Posts: 4,471
    Sir milk, im still in the learning process of of nailing my condition. Hirap kasi maintain yung mass pag natty. Nanliit ako sa iba hehe. Kaya my goal is small incremental gains per year so i can keep what i already have. Madami ako napupulot na useful info dito sa site at sa mga experience ng mga members.
  • mike_jyzzmike_jyzz Posts: 100
    ganda! im really impressed! keep up the good work and hope you win all of competitions!
  • badass_vinchbadass_vinch Posts: 4,471
    Thanks brother. Never pa ako nagcompete but someday i will.
  • Mighty_OakMighty_Oak Posts: 3,940
    Maybe because of your height na din Bro kaya magmumukhang 'maliit' ka compared sa iba wherein alam naman natin na karamihan sa mga BB'ers satin eh maliliit talaga kaya they look more compact and massive.

    But just like what Milk said sayang naman if di ka mag compete in the near future.
  • badass_vinchbadass_vinch Posts: 4,471
    Salamat sa encouragement mga kapatid. I will list that down in my long term goals but i will start training for that as early as now.
  • badass_vinchbadass_vinch Posts: 4,471
    Mass plan starts today: June 3, 2013

    Upper body Training: 1:00-2:30pm

    Stretch and ab work- 20 minutes

    Warmup: dips superset with chins

    Weighted dips superset with weighted Vbar chins
    Flat DP superset with weighted pullups
    Isolateral inclined press superset with weighted pullup
    Machine press to inclined flyes superset with barbell rows

    Tricep press down
    Lying dumbell curls
    Hammer curls

    Numbers for today:
    Dips +90lbs
    Chins and pullups +30lbs
    Iso machine press: +/-300lbs
    Machine press: full stack 200+15lbs
    Flyes 40lbs each
    Dumbell press 90lbs each
    Barbell rows 210lbs

    Reps: to failure(7 minimum)
    Rest: 30-60 seconds

    7pm-8pm: basketball
    Weight today: 159lbs
  • nrg500nrg500 Posts: 1,233
    @ badass_vinch

    i-relate mo yung lifting stats mo sa lean body mass mo in the big 3

    bench press

    sa ganung paraan mo kasi ma-gauge kung nasaaan ka na

    based dun sa avatar mo at pics posted on this thread, mukhang nasa ~10% body fat ka na
  • allen101allen101 Posts: 5,102
    Wow! Nice physique sir!

    Hope to learn from you.

    11 yrs in bodybuilding (correct me if I'm wrong baka na-misinterpret ko yung sa right side) bilib ako sayo sir.
    Madami kasing akala nila ganun kabilis makuha ang goal nila.
    Kala nila ilang weeks/months e ok na. Nagmamadali. Gusto pa big and ripped at the same time AGAD. Hehe

    Sana maging ganyan din ako ka-consistent.

    Welcome sa PBB.
  • badass_vinchbadass_vinch Posts: 4,471
    @nrg: i dont do 1rep max. But im happy to do double my body weight for reps on BP and DL. except squats kasi i have scoliosis. I rarely do PL style lifting. Im looking to strengthen all muscle groups kasi they are all important to me. Im not into getting strong and ripped or doing PRs and getting below10% bf. I just want to be the best that ii can be and beat that overagain.@allen: thanks man! Consistency and hardwork lang talaga kasi walang shortcut, special program or magic supplement sa gusto natin machieve lahat.
  • kulafu25kulafu25 Posts: 292
    ayos ang physique niyo sir!

    naway marating ko yang ganyang katawan,pareho din kasi tayong may scoliosis kaya naisip ko na pwede ko din ma-achieve yan sir...kaso maraming taon pa akong bubunuin...hehe
  • badass_vinchbadass_vinch Posts: 4,471
    2i1pc2w.jpg2uhvc45.jpg@kulafu: tip ko lang sayo bro, dont be afraid to lift heavy kahit may scolio ka pero you have to make sure that you are hitting your muscles, not your joints. kasi sa case natin there is already an imbalance in structure and range of motion. one side gets strong while the other side gets big. kaya make sure your stimulating both limbs or else malaki yung tendency maiwan yung kabila.MY LEAN MASS PLAN (as of June 3, 2013)

    protein fat carbs calories
    306 40 190 2344 upper limit
    304 50 140 2226 lower limit

    current weight is 159lbs

    i am currently eating at maintenance level around 14-15 calories/lb coming from a 12 calories/lb. This is my target for 5-6 weeks until i gradually gain size (2lbs will do). If successful, i will then push my calorie intake to 16-17 calories/lbs to give my body a nice transition and minimize fat gain.

    So far my strength and performance in the weight room did not drop despite coming from a long calorie deficit. i am looking for strength gains also as a "bonus" to come along while Im on this plan.
  • JapoLiftsJapoLifts Posts: 15
    This is sick sir. Ang lupit niyo po.
    May mga supps kayong tinatake? (Fish oil etc.) Tsaka ano trabaho niyo, kung outside the gym?
  • kulafu25kulafu25 Posts: 292
    salamat sa tip sir, pansin ko nga mas makapal yung right side ko...
  • JettieJettie Posts: 3,763
    @!#!@(*)# 300 protein 200 nga lang hirap na ko hehehe
  • badass_vinchbadass_vinch Posts: 4,471
    @japolifts: i work in bank midshift pero i train a couple of guys in the morning as my side job. shempre this is my passion so I share some knowledge to other people. Yes, I use supps, whey, fish oils, multi and preworkout supps. That’s it , nothing fancy.. enough lang to support my training and health.

    @ jettie: 300 grams yes! Because I came from cutting so my protein is that high tapos my carbs before are low. Pero I will eventually drop that as I increase my calories towards gaining mass tapos up my carbs and fat intake. The reason why you need more protein during a cut is to protect your muscles from shrinking kasi its useless to cut fat and lose muscle at the same time (that’s very common). Just make sure that your total calories for the day will still result to a deficit kahit mataas protein intake mo. Adjust your carbs and fat accordingly if you will up your protein to 200-220 grams.

    This is my macro breakdown during my cut:
    protein fat carbs calories
    276 20 160 1924 upper limit
    264 40 120 1896 lower limit
  • JettieJettie Posts: 3,763
    Yes sir, noted and currently ginagawa ko is minimum ko yung bw per gram na protein pero madalas nasa 170-200 at my current weight 130lbs.

    It looks like these sir and doing the carb cycling ( IF Leagains ) :

    2200 = 170/200g 40g 300g TD = PFC
    1400 = 170/200g 90/100g 40g RD = PFC

    Sa ngayon yan lang kasya ng budget since I eat my food with supps hehe.. Pero at your current frame siguro need talaga ng ganyang numbers hahahaha.
  • badass_vinchbadass_vinch Posts: 4,471
    your protein looks sufficient for you, no need to go crazy high anymore. I've tried IF before and still applying some of its concepts depending on the situation. does it work? yes, but nothing spectacular compared to my current diet methods. the important thing really is you stick with your plan day in and day out (SET & NAIL YOUR MACROS). it's really hard to tell if the diet will work unless you give it time to work pero mahirap din umasa sa wala. iba iba kasi tayo ng katawan kaya pagaralan mo mabuti how your body responds to the diet, with the food (allergies and bloating etc.) and training you do (your training should be specifically designed for your goal. dont just lift heavy and consistently. train for a specific look you want to achieve). Lastly, be honest to yourself if you are not happy or half satisfied with the results.

    TEAR it up (trial error adjust repeat) courtesy of Alan Aragon
  • allen101allen101 Posts: 5,102
    Yung front pic mo kahawig din nung isang front pic ni martin berkham hehe.
    Nice back as well sir.

    Question, pwede ba kayo magpost ng sample diet niyo?
    I wonder how meaty your meals are for that 300g protein.
    Grabe sakit sa bulsa niyan hehe.
  • badass_vinchbadass_vinch Posts: 4,471
    my current protein source everyday are:

    1kilo skinless chicken breast fillet (boiled and washed)
    300-400 grams of chicken thigh fillet (boiled)
    2-3 scoops of whey

    usual carb sources: (i choose from the following)
    2 cups white rice (or more depending on my daily requirement)
    2 packs cappuccino (morning is not complete w/o coffee)
    2 scoops oatmeal (dry measure using my whey protein scoop, aprox 11grams of carbs per scoop)

    fat sources:
    fat from the thigh fillet (my body doesnt like much fat)
    6 fish oils

    *2 multivitamins
    *condiments are optional for flavor and some sodium.

    i prepare all my meals in the morning and i eat them whenever i want, i just make sure i finish them by the end of the day. kung hindi ko trip kumain dahil antok nako sa gabi, i force feed myself. if parang kulang yung target ko for the day because i was more active i will add some carbs like 1-2 scoops of oats.

    that's it, very plain and disgustingly bland. no fancy recipes. the simplier i eat the more i can monitor the variables that affect the results of my diet. mas madali magadjust if konti lang yung pampagulo. hehe hope it helps.
  • allen101allen101 Posts: 5,102
    ^ Wow!

    That's a lot of chix hehe.
    Abangan ko kelan ka sasampa hehe.
  • JapoLiftsJapoLifts Posts: 15
    @japolifts: i work in bank midshift pero i train a couple of guys in the morning as my side job. shempre this is my passion so I share some knowledge to other people. Yes, I use supps, whey, fish oils, multi and preworkout supps. That’s it , nothing fancy.. enough lang to support my training and health.

    Salamat sa pagsagot sir, susubukan ko na rin kasi mag take ng fish oil pag nakabili na sa kinsenas pag sumweldo na. Stay strong sir.
  • JettieJettie Posts: 3,763
    omaygawd 1kilo at may thighs pa... same boat sir, i weigh my food uncooked kaya hindi biro yung dami when cooked especially on rice and oats. hehe
  • badass_vinchbadass_vinch Posts: 4,471
    @allen: magastos talaga sa food pero atleast pasok naman sa katawan mo. Katawan lang natin ang madadala sa hukay hehe@jettie: kung pwede nga lang ilagay sa dextrose yung pagkain para hindi mangalay yung panga ko kaka nguya ng chicken. Time consuming din kasi 45 minutes per 300 grams ko nakakain. Naooverbreak ako sa office.
  • allen101allen101 Posts: 5,102
    Yan.. yang trabaho na yan sagabal e hahaha
  • JettieJettie Posts: 3,763
    @allen: magastos talaga sa food pero atleast pasok naman sa katawan mo. Katawan lang natin ang madadala sa hukay hehe

    True and agree.. kaya ako sa pagkain talaga nag iinvest habang single and binata pa .. tumigil na ko sa kakagastos sa ps3, pc upgrades or gadgets... panahon naman na katawan ko ang makabawi sa mga pagod sa kaka kayod :)
  • kulafu25kulafu25 Posts: 292
    sir badass_vinch pwede po ba humingi ng advice dito sa journal mo? hingi lang po sana ako ng magandang program para sa mga katulad nating may scoliosis... many thanks sir!
  • badass_vinchbadass_vinch Posts: 4,471
    @kulafu: i went over your routines. Actually, its almost the same thing na makikita mo sa other routines na may catchy names sa internet. so what you're doing is good halos parehas lang din naman ng ginagawa ko minsan at ng iba. but here's some adjustments you might wanna consider:

    separate Squats from your current program (more on upper body kasi yung routine mo).

    devise a lower body program para dun mo ilagay yung squat (may include leg press with different foot placements, lunges, calf raises, box squats etc.)

    mix more dumbell exercises for both push/pull exercises. this will ensure that your using both limbs. dumbell rows, presses, curls etc.

    use a belt when lifting, safety first!

    lastly, train your abs/core with a lot of variety. i always do it first to make sure its already warmed up. but its up to you if you want to train it last or on a separate day.
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