Iron vs Bodyweight: Week 2 Recap

Jak and I have decided to do a 3 month challenge -starting May 18, 2018 and ending August 10, 2018-  where we will compare the differences between doing weight training (J.Nyx) and bodyweight exercises (Jak).  Each Friday we will share our results, what changes we’re going to make to our respective programs, and specific benefits/issues we come across.Alright ladies and gents, Week 2 is all wrapped up and below we’ll cover the results!  If you are not subscribed to our site and wish to receive our weekly newsletter covering topics about the challenge not being discussed here, be sure to enter your email in the subscribe section at the top right of this page.

Let’s dig in!

Jak’s Stats: Week 2 (Bodyweight Training)

Measurements (Starting Point ⇒ Current)

  • Chest measurements – 39.75 in ⇒  40 in
  • Bicep measurements (relaxed) – 13.75 in ⇒  14 in
  • Waist/Hip measurements – 39 in / 41.25 in ⇒  37.25 in /  41 in

Confession time.  I completely pigged out during the Memorial Day weekend.  We grilled out, drank, and so on and so forth.  That all being said, I had a few things going for me that minimized the damage.

First off, I fasted throughout the day and usually got most of my calories during dinner where I enjoyed burgers and ribs straight off the grill.

Secondly, I did a lot of work over the weekend, especially on Memorial Day.  The Mrs. and I spent quite a few hours working on the front garden bed, weeding, mulching, etc.  All in the rain no less.

Last thing I did to get back on track was I fasted most of this week and consumed most of my calories at dinner.  The past couple of days I’ve also significantly dropped the number of carbs.  I’ve got the barbeque bug right now, so anything I can grill, I am grilling, which is primarily meat.

Workouts have stagnated in a sense, primarily due to the chaos surrounding this week and me trying to make up hours at work.  I’ve been keeping the volume up, but haven’t been really focusing much time on the more advanced variations of my exercises.  Will get back in the swing of that this coming week.

Some progress I did notice was I increased the number of chin-ups I can do by 2 since last week.  I have a few ideas on how to increase that amount even more in the upcoming weeks, which I’ll cover in my weekly newsletter.

All in all, I’m pleased with my progress.  My numbers are headed in the right direction, I’m getting stronger, and I feel great!

J. Nyx’s Stats: Week 2 (Bodybuilding)

Week 2


Measurements (Starting Point ⇒ Current)

  • Chest measurements -41.5 in ⇒ in 41.75
  • Bicep measurements (relaxed) -15.25 ⇒ 15.35
  • Waist/Hip measurements -33in/35in ⇒ 32/35 (no change)

All in all not much change from last week.  I took a few days off lifting but kept my diet on point. Today I went super high volume and a few high weight exercises just for fun. I’m noticing definition more which is good because I’ve been killing it with volume lately to really get those deep cuts. I noticed biceps looking less full but more shape to them.  Also, thanks to WB Fitness Author Lou Skunt, I’ve been doing more work to increase my traps, as they’re an area I struggle to gain mass with.  Chest grew slightly.

Diet is the same, protein shake breakfast, high protein lunch, minimal carb/protein dinner with a green vegetable.  I’ve upped my water consumption to over 1 gallon a day. I’ pissing like a race horse, but feel pretty good.

Our rep ranges change again next week, and I’m looking forward to it.  June is a 30 day assault where I’ll be lifting 7 days+cardio.  I’m really trying to get into peak positioning for my July 4th vacation.  This is the final sprint before my vacation, and I want to be in the best shape ever.  After that I’ll continue til October, then CLEAN bulk and focus on getting massive over the winter months.

Author: Jak

Jak, married and father of three, seeks to help the Red-Pill Community take its next step past the petty cynicism and ineffectual anger. While he recognizes that men are significantly handicapped by the modern legal system and culture, he doesn't accept that traditional marriage is untenable in today's social climate. Rather, men must be willing to adapt to this new world by implementing new tactics and approaches to maintaining a balance of power. Jak is here to provide you with these lessons.