My name is Garland Yan. I believe in taking care of myself and a balanced diet and rigorous exercise routine. In the morning if my face is a little puffy I’ll put on an ice pack while doing stomach crunches. I can do 1000 now. - @umiringar- #webstagram
Post-workout, unflexed. 
Fooling around after training one day. Progress is progress, no matter how slow.
Pre and post workout, I think I did some shoulders that day.
Progress is going as expected, getting a little leaner daily, though I am trying to minimize any muscle loss. I think I may go on a bulk soon and aim to gain maybe 1.5 lbs a month or so.


“For the Love of the Game” by Remus de Jesus

A quick film about how, when we’re all young, we have these huge dreams and ambitions. However, as we get older, these dreams change and become smaller and smaller because of circumstances or you just coming to terms of what’s more realistic. However, at the end of the day, we’re still doing what we love and that in itself is the reward. Check out The Rem speaking the real in this video.

(Source: umiringar)

August 9, 2012
Started off my day with some power cleans to try to test my strength. Got up to a few sets of 185x7-10, pretty satisfied for now. 
Trained my friend Tim to deadlift properly and with intensity, so he’s exhibiting more effort in all of his lifts now as a result. So far so good.
Did some more random strength stuff throughout the session, such as bench pressing for speed. Did that with 185 for a few sets since my chest was a little tired from yesterday. 
I’m feeling a bit bloated today, but it’s likely because of the large lunch I had at work. No big deal.
Can’t wait to hit 600 lb deadlift.
I like that people actually look at this diary crap. It means I gotta stay motivated to have progress showing lol
I remember when I heard the news that Zyzz was dead, I was hoping it was all a big troll.  Freshman year of college, one of my roommates, Lonnie, forced me to go to the gym with him because I was too skinny.  He showed me and its misc subforum, and that’s where this new “Zyzz” guy was suddenly getting attention.  He hadn’t yet made his SimplyShredded Come At Me Bro video that really skyrocketed his stardom yet, but people knew this guy was the new King of the misc. 
Lonnie brought me into the gym, but I didn’t have that much direction.  All I knew was that I wanted to get bigger and that I needed to eat a lot.  Although Zyzz wasn’t natural, his mentality and his approach to life was very motivational.  He didn’t take many things too seriously in life, and he preferred to have fun and just be a sickunt.  I credit a large portion of my progress thus far to Zyzz, both in the gym and in life.  A lot of the advice I give to my friends comes from words that he himself had said.  
You know someone’s special when they can change so many lives without ever truly meeting them.
RIP 1989 - 2011
August 4, 2012.
I’m getting leaner by the day.  Seeing results is very motivating and keeps me strict with how I eat and train.  The other night, my friends wanted me to join them to go eat several crave cases at White Castle, but I opted out so that I wouldn’t ruin my nutrition.  They’re pretty tasty, but I know once the food’s all gone, I’d be filled with regret.
Anyways, this picture was taken a little bit after my training session today.  I’m pretty satisfied with where I’m at right now, but when it comes time for me to put on some more weight during the Fall semester, I’m going to put extra focus into my traps and my chest. 
I first purchased this pair of APC Petit Standards during junior year of high school in 2008. They were always very slim fitting, and even borderline leggings at first. However, APC denim is notorious for stretching in the waist 2-3 inches, so you should purchase accordingly. After a week or so of wearing around the house, they become very comfortable on the waist. 
I began bodybuilding in college, and with the growth of my thighs came the retirement of these jeans. Now, almost 2 years later, I’ve cut down a lot of my body fat levels and I’m actually able to fit these again. 
I purchased a new pair of petit standards about 2 weeks ago and have started wearing them around, but I think i’ll save them for the colder days of fall and winter.