My name is Piny. I like to lift. I picked up my first weight set at the age of 5 after I saw Schwarzenegger in Predator and begged my father to buy me a weight set, and, in all of his infinite wisdom, he bought me a ten pound dumbell because he knew i was going to quit lifting once i picked it up. He was right, and those 10 lbs stood unmoved in the corner of my room for about 11 years.
I started lifting seriously after my first day of football camp in high school, where, on our first “live” drill, I got placed neatly on my ass by a tiny, pimply faced kid which served as my motivation to get bigger and stronger through the next year. At the time, i weighed about 130 lbs and, after many plates of rice, chicken, and roughage, put on about 30 lbs within that year, while participating in other sports including wrestling and track. My final year of high school, i weighed in, at my heaviest at a whopping 225 lbs. Since we’re talking numbers right now, it would be a good time to tell my current stats.
BF%: the last time i checked, i was around 15%
updated…note: used electrical cord plus ruler to acquire measurements, slight discrepancy may exist. will update again when i get a real tape measure.
Back to the story…I left high school sports with a couple of injuries, one requiring surgery (shoulder) but i made it out alive. I entered college, did a little combat sports (karate, judo, boxing) ran a couple charity running meets and finished college. With a Bachelors of Science in Psych. Now I’m here writing this log.
My main goal is to cut weight. but accountability has been my weakest point until now. I’m going to keep this log as mainly a diet log and a lifting log.
I haven’t really followed any specific program since i started lifting but progressive resistance was something that came as a natural concept to me and throughout my lifting experiences, I’ve found a couple of different ways to get my numbers up and since we’re on the numbers topic I think now is a good time to tell about my lifts…
Other than getting leaner, I’d like to keep my numbers the same or gain a couple of plates here and there. If i had things my way, by the end of this log, i’d like my lifts to look a little like this:
BP: 315 for reps
I was always told to aim high so there’s that. My next lifting sesh is tonight so i’ll keep everyone updated on that. Oh and here’s what i ate the entire day…
3 eggs and 1/2 cup oatmeal + H20
I just got done reading Generation Kill and there was this one part where one of the dudes just shoved a mouthful of instant coffee in his mouth and chewed. Being the impressionable young lad that I am, I followed suit and found out it tasted like crap. Drank 2 cups of water afterwards. Seems more effective than a normal cup of coffee.
I’m off to lift. I just bought a pair of lifting straps so I’ll test those out on the deadlift today. I"m shooting for 480 or if i’m still feeling the coffee high, then i’ll try for 500.
Last time i checked i was around 210 lbs.
I still haven’t achieved the lifting goals but i am close to the BP, DL and PowerClean goals. I actually haven’t tried cleaning but i’m sure it would be nothing to get 265 up there.