I started this log a month ago over at Bodybuilding.com
Since I started viewing this site, and after listening to The Fitcast (thanks Kevin), I have decided to move my journal over here.
Comments and questions welcome.
First post: 12-03-2008
After working out sporadically I have decided to get more serious about achieving my goals, and get back to basics.
The routine I will be following is derived from this thread:
I am 24. I am 5' 8", an ectomorph that weighs 143 pounds with approximately 9% bf.
I started working out about five months ago, with a starting weight of 128 pounds. I was focusing on a lot of isolation, sure I was doing squats (not properly) and occasionally deadlifts (also not properly) but my training had too much focus on accessory lifting and not the meat and potatoes of a workout, the compound movements. After a ton of reading I have decided that I will give Rippetoe my full attention and effort over the coming months. After I reach my genetic potential with this method I will introduce a different approach.
As outlined in the thread, I will be following a 3 day a week routine. Alternating between Workout A and Workout B.
3x5 Bench press
3x5 Standing military press
I will be following a Mon/Wed/Fri routine. So a two week period would look like this:
Monday - Workout A
Wednesday - Workout B
Friday - Workout A
Monday - Workout B
Wednesday - Workout A
Friday - Workout B
Simple enough. If you read the thread about Rippetoe it is suggested that you do power cleans instead of rows, if you know how to do them, or have a coach, and have an Olympic friendly gym. I do not know how to do cleans, I do not have a coach, and I do not have an Olympic friendly gym with bumper plates et cetera, so I'm doing rows. I would rather do cleans, but whatever.
I will update this log to include each workout, as well as some additional information on my diet and any other information that I think is relevant.
Please follow this log and leave comments if you feel like doing so, I welcome criticism and support.