I’m 27 years old and I’ve been logging on this site for a long time now (previous log: Furo’s Comeback Log). Since my last log ended in June I’ve maintained my strength levels, but been way too relaxed with my diet and gained quite a bit of fat. It hasn’t been a waste of time as I consolidated the strength improvements I’d made, but now it’s time to really focus on getting lean.
Unlike previous logs I’m not going to commit to a particular training routine at this point, as I don’t have a great track record of sticking with prescribed routines and I usually just default to training instinctively. More than likely I will follow an upper/lower split for the majority of this log. Last year I made decent progress during the t-ransformation challenge, but never fully committed to it as my primary goal was to improve my deadlift. I think the reason I failed to keep the fat off after completing it was because I had continued to fit sugary food into my macros, and as soon as I stopped tracking things I went back to the way I’d been eating before. For the 2018 challenge my only focus will be losing fat, and as well as tracking my intake (starting at 2500kcal) I will eliminate obvious crap food from my diet.
So here I am at a very soft 102kg (225lbs). My lifts are around the same as they were in June, with a 220kg (485lb) deadlift and a 125kg (275lb) bench press.