Hey everyone! So after 11 years of not training I’m getting back into it.
I started out when I was 19 power lifting. I absolutely loved it. I went at it for around 3 years. Long story short, after some shotty coaching from a young guy and me not paying enough attention to my form I ended up injuring my back. I tried to get back into training off and on but I always fell into the glory days issue and would injuring myself again.
Now I have a different goal. I want to just get lean and healthy. When I was power lifting I would eat 4,000 calories or more daily. Which helped me now to being 5’11 and 250, man boobs and all.
I have been eating 2100 calories a day, sometimes less, clean. When I say clean I mean no dairy, very little sugar (only sugar I get comes from fruit) and no wheat. I made myself a promise that I would not step foot in a gym until I can do 100 push-ups and 50 pull ups. Do you guys think this is a decent goal? Next year I would like to start running in the spartan races. Do you think I should go the cross-fit route (which I’m not a big fan of) or just go to the gym and work on the main lifts plus running?
Currently I walk 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes in the evening. I do push-ups everyday on a scaled plan to get up to 50 in a month. I also do planks which I can go 60 seconds currently and I do negative pull-ups as I can’t get my fat ass up to the bar yet.