Hello, T-Nation! I’m a 25-year-old male who’s been lurking around here since about the beginning of '09, and have been reading the articles for much longer than that. I’ve been somewhat out of shape most of my life, having discovered the joy of exercise in college and not before, and am currently sitting in a body that’s over 20% fat and just shy of 100 kilos (218lbs at the start of this process).
It’s going to be an interesting summer for me. Up until last week I’d been working at a menial job that paid enough for my needs and I’d gotten complacent about it - other jobs had been available in the area, but I’d passed them over because of the hassle involved. Now that I’ve lost my job (due to my own foolishness and lack of respect for it), I realize what a mistake that was, but that’s not really the purpose of this log.
Right before I was forced to resign by my behavior, I purchased several Biotest supplements - L-Leucine, Surge, Metabolic Drive, Flameout, BCAA’s, and some HOT-ROX. Now that I have the time and the compunction to do so, I’ve been structuring a workout around making sure that buying those supplements was money well-spent.
Since I’m without a gym at the moment (my membership was contingent on my employment) I’m using the equipment I’ve accrued over the years - mostly my two 24kg Kettlebells, my pullup bar, and my 40lb loadable X-Vest.
The purpose of this log is primarily to put my plan out there for accountability’s sake, but suggestions or comments are of course welcome and appreciated.