Hey all â??
Long time lurker, this is the first time Iâ??m actually posting. Thought it would be a good idea to get a log going for personal accountability as well as to get feedback. Iâ??ve been looking in on a lot of the logs here for a while now and its really awesome to see the progress you guys all make every day. Itâ??s incredibly motivating. Hopefully Iâ??ll be there someday.
First off, a little background. Iâ??ve always been pretty athletic, at least in the sense that I played sports all through high school, and Iâ??ve been lifting on and off for the last 2-3 years, albeit not the least bit seriously, mostly just messing around in weightrooms with my friends. I have a habit of going hard for a couple months and then quitting or letting life get in the way of my lifting.
Iâ??m hoping to stop that here and now. In the last 2 â?? 3 months I have gotten pretty serious again, going about 4 days a week and really tracking my progress as well as what Iâ??m eating, so Iâ??m hoping to keep my momentum up.
I also have just recently started taking foam rolling, stretching, and mobility work seriously, as Iâ??ve discovered I have a pretty serious back rounding issue in the bottom of my squat, so Iâ??ve done a ton of reading here and elsewhere, and started doing a ton of corrective and form work on my squat, while switching over to RFESS and other single leg work for the strength part of my squat days. I have also taken up MMA (they offer a club here at school), which meets 4x a week (2 days BBJ, 2 days Muay Thai). I usually am able to go to that 2-4 days a week.
I tested my maxes a week or two ago, and as of now Iâ??m at:
Press: 125 x 1
Bench: 185 x 1
Deadlift: 215 x 1
RFESS: 80 x 1 (each leg)
I dropped my weights a little, and am now working my way back up. My goals for now are just to get stronger, fix my squat problems, and gain some mass in the process (Iâ??m about 155 lbs, give or take a couple pounds, and 5â??7â??).
In terms of nutrition, Iâ??m currently eating around 2300-2600 calories a day, but its flexibleish. My minimum is 2300, and usually Iâ??m around 2500, but sometimes its more sometimes its less. Everyday I have a breakfast shake consisting of: 8 oz milk, 6 oz plain greek yogurt, 1 banana, 2 scoops natty PB, and 2 scoops protein, for about 850 calories. I also take 5g creatine (just started the other day), 2 vitamins, and 6 fish oil caps every day. Iâ??m actively trying to eat better, and some days I do better than others.
Sorry for the crazy long first post.