Hey just thought it would be a good experience to start a training log here.
Anyways a little background, I'm 18 years old and have been training for one year. I started out last year at 230-235lbs and i was over 28% body fat. I wanted to look good for girls mostly so i started working out. At the beginning all i wanted to do period was lose fat. I didn't even care about muscle i just wanted pretty much to stop getting made fun of for my weight basically and attract girls. I read Men's Health and stuff and honestly believed if i did this or that workout soon (usually the same supposed 8-12 weeks) I would look like one of the cover models but of course that obviously wasn't the case. I continued to diet down using a horrible diet with a cheat every other day (basically due to an obsession for food) for a long time until i got to around 200lbs. I always for some reason did a lot of dead lifts from the beginning and also various workout programs and 2 months of p90x.
I look back at my mistakes now and I'm amazed at how dumb i was.. seriously. The worst thing was when i went on a 0 carb diet worked out 2 times a day plus an hour of rugby living on around 900 calories a day to get in shape for a stupid vacation for 2 weeks. I went from 195-179 in 2 weeks. Obviously after 2 or so weeks o lost a lot of muscle that i had gained and even though i was finally lean was not happy. Then i found this website and things have been going a lot better and My strength numbers have been going up. I realized how much of an Abercrombe bitch i was for so long(LOL)
and even though I have changed my life for the better I'm nowhere near where i want to be. I'm pissed at the large amounts of wasted time and am trying to make up for it now.
So now my stats i guess:
My weight fluctuates right now between 190-195 and 12-13% bodyfat. However i want to gain some weight/mass but that shouldn't be a problem.
Squat: 300x8 (haven't tried a max lift yet because i actually only started doing back squats 2 weeks ago.)
Deadlift: 350 - my grip is an issue
Nutrition - I don't record much at the moment because it was controlling most of my day worrying about food so i basically just keep track of my protein (going to aim for 200-250g) and keep my carbs to around 100-150g per day and a couple days a week I take in a bit more so 250g+. I also drink around a gallon and a half of water a day.
So yeah I'm going to track my progress on this log and anyone that has any advice for me I would be happy to hear it:D
I'll be posting my first workout of this log later today (after i do it)
*I'm not expecting my gains to be astonishing by any means for the next month and a half seeing how it is rugby season so i have a lot of practices/games which will take away from my recovery.