Journal - after 6 months off training
Okay, so I slacked off my training! This journal is the beginning of a new age for me with new more realistic goals and expectations. After more than 6 months off with virtually no training I resume now with the hope to condition my body better than it has ever been. In the beginning my goal was to obtain the most strength as possible. I made huge leaps in my strength goals. Before beginning my training I could hardly lift 1 plate each side. On my bench [135lb]. As you can see I almost tripled my lifts. Now as I move forward my goals have changed. Instead of training for strength I would like to train for a well defined physique. My genetics allow me to gain muscle strength fairly easily or it might just be I train very hard. However, I have always been somewhat plump. I hate going into a pub and people realizing I train would say show me your bicep. My arms were huge but not well defined. So here I am with new goals in hand. Not because I just want to show off my arms, but because I have wanted to be fit my entire life and although I do love being strong, I see no reason I cannot have the best of both worlds. As I reach each goal I will set new goals. As I acquire the lower body fat I desire I will adjust my training to increase my strength. But first things first, body weight needs to change. You will notice a huge weight drop, and unfortunately itâ€™s mostly muscle but some fat also. I will try to update my journal every Friday maybe daily in the beginning . My routine will come soon as I really am developing a new routine around my weaker points to bring my body back up to speed. Im planning a 4 day routine and including 5-7 days of cardio until weight goals are reached at which point I will shift to 3 days cardio to maintain.
Before I quit lifting my lifts were as follows:
Body weight â€“ 270lbs
Bench â€“ 370lbs 1rm
Leg press â€“ 1400lbs
Dead lift â€“ 550lbs
DB Row â€“ 125lb
Preacher curl â€“ 120lb free weight, 205 machine
DB Skulls â€“ 110lb
BB skulls â€“ using ez curl bar 135lb
DB Shrugs â€“ 125lb
BB Shrugs â€“ 350-450lb Goals
Body weight 200lbs all lifts as before within 6months. Stats
Age â€“ 24
Height â€“ 6â€™2â€
Weight â€“ 230lbs
Bicep â€“ 16 Â¾ inch
Waste â€“ 38 inch
Chest â€“ 48inch
Month 1. July 7th
12:00pm â€“ Cardio 1 hour 20minutes
1:40pm â€“ Â½ bagel, 1 small thin very lean steak.
4:30pm â€“ Weight training, Preacher curls 4x8, Hammer curls 4x8, Shrugs 1x15,1x10,1x5, 1x3, 1x15. Weight increasing 50lbs per set. Base lift 135lbs. Last lift 135lbs.
6:00pm â€“ 2 large spoon fullâ€™s whole grain basmati rice, Â½ cup Beans, 1 slice sesame seed bread, small piece of steak.
7:40pm â€“ 1 can tuna in water
9:00pm â€“ Cardio
11:00pm â€“ 1 tin tuna in water
12:00am â€“ 200g fat free cottage cheese, 130g frozen peaches
2:00am â€“ 30g dried venison
4:00am â€“ Sleep
post edited by CoVetous - 2006/07/08 06:57:09