Like my namesake Moon Knight, I am trying to pull myself out of an apathetic wasteland of non-existence.
Some people probably have already heard my plans in one or more of my threads, but I’ll repeat them here.
My first priority is health. I was feeling very spotty, and had been for a long time since, years back, switching my diet away from something that was mostly workign, and then getting out of lifting all together. The short story is my life goals changed several times and I wound up getting out of shape as one result.
Besides getting into a more healthy state I want to get stronger; a lot stronger. I also want/need to lose some weight both for health and aesthetic reasons.
I ran with my own program for a month which had a 5x5 lift and a 3x8 lift at its core, with lots of accesory movements thrown in. Then I did Dan John’s One Lift a Day for a month (that is the entire length of the program). I am now going through the Russian Bear program (just started, takes about 2 months), with some GPP thrown in on my off days consisting of light high rep movements, barbell carries, and strongman moves.
I’m hoping to build a core of strength, gradually lose fat, and put on a little muscle during this early phase. Afterwords I will take a week off, then do a short (a month?) low-volume program while more or less maintaining (maybe losing a little fat).
After that I will find a good routine geared towards fat burning, switch cardio in on my off days instead of GPP, and add HOT-ROX Extreme to my supplementation. I expect to spend 2-3 months on in that phase. Then I will maintain for another month and see where I am and where to go next.
Next post, my diet.