So My name is Michael. I started weight training in high school as a 155lbs and before my injury this past spring/summer was 185 and around 10%bf, I really got into it sophmore year then I had a bike accident due to dirt jumps that put me out and gave me a fracture and deep deep cuts, I was out for couple of months and it happened the weekend before I was supposed to go to Jr. Olympics,
Next year I started lifting again (Jr. year) and took some supp's like l-glutamine, protien (duhr), creatine, etc. and I made awesome gains actually getting alot stronger whith a good routine workout. Then I got bronchitis and stopped lifting and swimming for two months. I started swimming again, but i did not continue lifting.
This past year (my Sr. year) I was extremely lazy and started lifting with the team for the last 4 months of highschool, I was pretty big then and I lost alot of fat due to 5hrs of swimming 1 hr of running and then hitting the weights almost everyday.
I was later recruited to national team, but got sick before champ's didnt win, gf of one year dumped me, grandpa died, and had rotary cuff injury. I stopped everything and lately saw myself let go (slow pot belly pouch) now I wanna get back into working out again and being fit, signed up for gym membership and here goes a new begginging.
Im doing push and pull workout to start out, so i dont know many of my maxes but here is my stats and all i do know
6'0 starting at 180lbs
deadlifts(tried to build up/warmup kinda)
135 x10,225 x6, 315 x5, 385x3 x3, 405 x1
supported DB curls
Next I did superset
8x3 (noweights barely was able to touch the bar with my chest)
hanging straight-legged raises
kneeling cable crunches
135x8, 205x 7x3
Smith Machine Bench (Vince girodo style)
135x3, 205x 7x3
Standing overhead press
Over all went pretty nice, was suprised I could lift so much. I like the 8x3 alot because when I do high number of reps my left elbow (fractured long time ago) starts to hurt. For example, after watching 300 one day i was pretty pumped went out and did jump rope to get ripped, but I realized i need more chest so i did pushups and after two sets, I could not finish the third cuz my friggin elbow was like mt.momma tomma and hurt like a BZ.
anyways felt really gud, couldve pushed more in some lifts. First time doing alot of the lifts and first time lifting in a while so it was good for first two days in. Super sore esp my back and shoulders. My lower back is killing me
Post to self: get foam roller and chalk, getting blisters and bar almost fell when trying to do 455 on deadlift, failed miserably tho haha. and get music to get pumped.