This is my first official training log since I startet training 11 years ago, so I am exicited to see what it leads to.
Go back 11 years and I was just turning 18, clueless in every aspect and without any real interests other than sitting in front of the danm computer I was one day asked by one of my freinds to go to the gym with him, he wanted to work out, he wanted to get bigger.
Since I had nothing better to do i packed some clothes and off we went.
The next four or five years we went regulary to the local gym, witch was a old abandoned factory with lots of dust and shit all over the place, most of the guys there where using some sort of enhancement drugs, riots and what not…
But we didn’t really care, the people where nice and they helped us, the best they knew anyway.
Over those years I put on a respectable amount of mass, but I never had a purpose, I just worked out and Along the way I got bigger, but that was never my goal, or at least I had never thought of it in that way.
About the same time as I started working out I also started enlisting in martial arts classes and Aikido caught my attention at the time. Going a few years forward I had stopped doing aikido and begun training wing tsun.
This was a turning point for me, suddenly I had a goal with my strength training, I wanted to train for my sport.
Unfortunately, since I didn’t know jack shit about training I had no idea where to start or what to do.
I began serching the net for litterature on the subject and started experimenting with different idea’s, some worked, most didn’t.
Over the next two or so years I spent most of my free time reading, experimenting and trying to gain more knowledge on the subject, but somehow it kept eluding me! I counldnt find that common nommenater… until I stubbled across an article called Motor Units & Mad Libs, suddenly the nommenater was found, the nervous system.
Chads article gave me insight to a whole new world that I never thought had any bearing to strength training and sports enhancement.
That article turned my life around, the complexity of the nervous system amazes me and I love everything about it.
Sine reading that first article alot have happened in my life, I quit my job, started going back to school and now I am aspiring for a MS in exercise physioligy.
I guess I have Chad to thank for that, so thanx alot man !
Right now I am still in school, working as a boucner most weekends, and I stopped doing Wing tsun some years ago and started doing mma and bjj. Lately though I have been doing almost exclusively bjj, I just love the game.
I will post my first workout later today, but for now this is it.
Fortis cadere, cedere non potest.