A little about myself to get started.
First off we will get the important stuff out of the way. I’m fat, obese. Body fat is somewhere around 32%. I’ve been fat for somewhere around the last decade. I don’t need it pointed out to me how its my own fault, I already know that.
I don’t want people incessantly hounding me about being disgusting I already do enough of that to myself. What id like is to share my journey with you and to perhaps get a little encouragement along the way.
Vital stats are 179cm tall 105kg weight male 28 years old.
Sure I’ve lifted weights over the years, I’ve jogged, boxed, participated in martial arts, worked in a physical occupation. I’ve had waist sizes between 42 and 34, at the moment I’m stubbornly squeezing into once loose 36’s but my body fat percentage has always been terrible, well at least since ive started recording it. The worst was somewhere in the low 40’s but that was around 30kgs ago.
I was once on my way to getting strong and being fit, but that was a long time ago. I’m not 30 yet but I already feel past it.
Im calling myself a beginner because strength and fitness wise that’s where im working from.
I don’t plan to be all buff and sexy, if that happens awesome but its not really nessescary, what I want is to be strong. Functionally strong. Able to do things like jump over fences, do chin-ups, throw people across rooms, and all the other type of stuff that I came close to be able to do. Shit I want to be able to play on the monkey bars with my kids when I have them. I also want to get back into BJJ and although its about skill not strength against an equally skilled opponent strength is an advantage.
What are my goals, to bench 150% of my goal bodyweight, 85kg, to be able to squat 200% of my body weight and to be able to dead lift 250% of my body weight. Why those exercises and those numbers, the exercises because between them they recruit almost every muscle fibre in my body and the numbers because they are measurable.
Oh and im not talking about one rep maxes either im talking about working with these weights in sets with a rep range of around 4-6 so I can keep building my strength and keep going higher.
As further background info, I used to work with around 100kg on the bench 240kg on the legpress (45 degree) and although I’ve never really worked with deadlifts, if I was to go into my back shed id comfortably bent over row 50kg and at the moment I’m bloody weak.
I have at the local gym met a trainer who is a strength expert and he has put me on a program which I will start in earnest on Monday, my starting weights for the bench and squat are 30kg and my starting weight for the deadlift is 50kg. im starting low concentrating on form and building on strength
He has given me a Squat day, a Bench day and a deadlift day, with the major focus being on those lifts with other exercises to support them. I have every confidence that with his coaching I will reach my strength goals.
I will be taking no supplements, of course they work but they are expensive and I don’t plan on being that strict that they would prove to give me an edge.
I will be working on having better nutrition, I will be lifting weights five times a week, mon to fri and I will be doing cardio vascular exercise most days of the week as well.
Questions will be answered honestly; positive comments will be appreciated and responded to. Stupid comments will be ignored.
Ill keep you all posted