After a meet in July, I generally haven’t been doing any training. Really couldn’t decide what I wanted to do. First it was strongman, then I created an complete 5/3/1 template from scratch. After watching the Arnold doc on Netflix I decided I had to do some bodybuilding hitting a bodypart twice a week. Nothing really stuck though, haha. After enough time I realized I just wanted to go back to doing 5thSet style powerlifting/powerbuilding, making some adjustments to ease back into it.
My gym’s new location is extremely well equipped so I am excited to take advantage of all the new equipment and gadgets.
My main goal/objective/focus is losing weight. I would also like to rebuild a bit of athleticism while maintaining as much strength as possible.
Currently weighing in around 293, goal weight is 200 or 15% bodyfat. Whichever comes first, then reassess. I think a triple bodyweight squat would be cool down the road, but for now I just would like to be light enough that my heels aren’t sore standing in my kitchen. Probably looking at a year or more timeline for this.
Since nutrition is crucial to successful weightloss, I started using an app call Macrotracker. It works so well. Makes tracking protein and calories extremely easy. I also came to the conclusion that I hate cooking, so I am trying out meal prep services. First meal today was great. I think this is going to be a game changer.
First day of training on a new cycle:
Floor Press: 4x2, 1x4 @ 225, I discovered my range of motion on floor press is the same as on a regular bench so that was funny. Hoping to find a better bench stroke, and build more raw pressing strength with no leg drive for a while.
Black SS Pad: 2x15 @ 155
OH Press: 3x5 @ 95, I figured a return to OH pressing was long overdue
Chest support T-Bar Row: 3x20 @ 45
Lateral Raise: 2x10 @ 25
Machine Rear Delt Fly: 3x12 @ 40