I've been steadily gaining strength and size for the past two years, so I thought it would be a nice change of pace to try a cut and see what the new size looks like once it's revealed. Starting this log to track my progress with the cut and / or strength gains. I took a couple of pics as a starting point to use for reference, will post them up later. Here's the info:
It was the lighting. Those pictures made me look a lot leaner than I really am, not sure why. I highly doubt I'm less than 10% because my abs are normally a bit blurry. Neverless, I'll probably do a body fat estimate sometime this weekend and weigh myself so I have some measurements to use as a baseline for progress during the cut.
8/16/2011 Squat: 330 x 5, 330 x 5, 330 x 1 Bench Press: 250 x 5, 250 x 4, 250 x 3 Weighted Chins: +55 x 6, +25 x 7, bodyweight x 10
Not sure why I failed so hard on the third set of squats, got stuck on the 2nd rep which was very disappointing. I am definitely feeling the impact of a lowered calorie diet on my strength. Maybe it was just my mind playing tricks on me.
Thanks man! I need to get a pic of the wheels, maybe take some this weekend.
No sports at the moment. Growing up I was a competitive swimmer for nine years, and I was a competitive fencer for 7 years. A couple years back I competed in some endurance sports, which resulted in me being a 150 lb scrawny fuck. At the moment I am just trying to get strong and shredded (yeah, typical, I know). I have been kicking the idea of competing in a powerlifting competition, but I'd like to get my totals up a bit more first.
My goals are similar to yours and I would like to lift heavy numbers like you do. Have you ever considered doing something more exciting for your cardio. Walking on a treadmill is as boring as you can get. Would you consider taking part in some amateur fencing duals twice a week? Atleast its more competitive and interesting. Do you do much mobility work? What supplements are you on?
I've thought about picking fencing back up. That would be a lot more exciting than walking! However, it's a time commitment. At the moment I'm pretty busy, so it's hard for me to put things on a schedule, where I can walk whenever I can fit it in.
Not doing any mobility work, but I have in the past to help with squat and deadlift technique. Supplements: