Edit: Whoa it’s been this long since I last updated since 4/22/14? Anyways a lot has happened since then.
I got accepted into medical school and accepted into the Army HPSP to pay for it.
Without being accountable in someway I haven’t been consistent in a long time and have gotten fat like King Robert from Game of Thrones.
- Don’t get injured.
- Get Lean.
- Eat 4 times a day mainly informed by Layne Norton and John Meadows.
- Chest/Shoulders,Back,Arms and Leg split in the gym at least 4 times a week.
- Introduce running and ab work slowly and carefully to align with PT Scores for officers basic.
I decided to start a log on here to better aid in attaining my physique goals. I started training consistently 4 days a week since the fall 2011 semester. Before that I was inconsistent with training while I did a bulk that I feel was complete failure taking me from 180ish lbs to 220 with really nothing to show for it other than fat gain and it took a photo that someone else took to realize it. Also injured my lower back twice during this time with what seems to be a posterior herniated disk around L5 S1 or L4 L5 by back squatting weight I wasn’t able to squat. No MRI but rehabbed back to health with no pain from a few articles from the authors on this site, now I’m cautious during leg workout.
When I started training consistently I unknowingly was intermittent fasting due to long school days + research in the summer by skipping breakfast working out in the afternoon and eating what I felt I need. I probably was eating less than a gram of protein(maybe .7) and this got me down to 180ish again. Once I realized I was intermittent fasting(near the end of summer) I decided to be more consistent with it to what I was already doing by feel and got myself down to 175 before the holidays such as thanksgiving.
When thanksgiving came around I stopped intermittent fasting and ate like most people do during the holidays. I felt I needed to start dieting again so commenced intermittent fasting again Jan 22 the beginning of the school semester. Sometime into February I figured I had no idea how much I was eating so I began tracking my protein consumption macros with the goal of consuming 1g/lb of body weight than I realized that I wasn’t consuming 1g/lb all that time.
Started some semblance of a log in Jan as well here.
My goal is to cut down to 170 to see what body fat percentage I end up at, hopefully at or below 10%. I also feel like the main thing interfering with that goal is my diet and not my training but Ill post it up anyways. My training is mainly inspired from what John Meadows articles on the site. This picture was in late august weighing what I guess to be a little over 180 pounds.