This is intended to be a training log of sorts which tracks one part of my life: my training program.
23 years old currently--I've been athletic in various ways for years. Lifted for about six years, then dropped lifting for running, which lasted about four years and resulted in a 3 hour marathon. I used to be about 250lbs, but I dropped a huge amount of weight during the running phase of my athletic life.
March 2010: 140 lbs., began lifting again.
October 2010: 175lbs. stopped lifting. Not sure why, but I think that I should have varied my workout for a bit after having spent so long working on the same exercises.
As of that time, I was:
DB Bench Pressing: 100/4
My general training philosophy centers around the only three commandments that I've found to have any real meaning when it comes to gains: Eat big; Sleep big; Lift big. Do those three, and you have progress.
General strength is important, but I'm interested from a bodybuilding perspective. My first goal is to get my strength back from the layoff, but I ultimately want to focus on aesthetics.
I hope to follow a pretty strict ketogenic diet.
Alternating days, lift 6 days a week, run 7. 4 miles in the morning, with small amount of HIIT on non-leg mornings. You'll see as I outline it.
I definitely welcome any words of encouragement. Honestly, I'm extremely disappointed in myself for having stopped lifting, and I feel like I'm basically starting from scratch.