Hey guys, I’ve been lurking around T-Nation for several months now. For the past 2 years I’ve really been wanting to get serious about my fitness. In high school I weighed 215 at about 6’ and around 27% body fat. I got a manual labor job and lost 30 lbs. That was 3 years ago. My freshman year of college I got into a great groove, was working out every other day for 4 months, I was eating right, etc. etc. Then I sprained my ankle and was in crutches for 2 months.
I’ve worked out on and off since then, but because of my crazy work schedule I’ve never really gotten into much of a routine.
I tried a personal trainer for the third time a couple weeks ago and I just about wanted to kill myself.
I don’t want to do any stupid resistance band workouts that have “Cobra” in the name, and I don’t want to work on a bosu ball.
I want to get fucking jacked, and I want to look good too. I’m tired of trying so hard to impress girls. I’m tired of my friends hollering at me when I take off my shirt.
I weigh 185, I have about 18% body fat. Here are my measurements:
Height: 75" (6’3)
Weight: Fluctuates between 185 and 190.
Upper Chest: 38
Lower Chest: 36.4
Largest Waist: 39.25
Left - 13
Right - 12 7/8
Left - 15 1/4
Right - 15
Left - 22.5
Right - 23
Left - 10.5
Right - 10.5
I’ve never been an athlete. I’ve never lifted with any supervision.
I guess what I am asking is… What the fuck do I do?
I’ve been thinking about going on the velocity diet.
I don’t know how to design a solid program for myself because I don’t know where to begin.
I don’t know if I’m doing ANY of my lifts right because I’ve never had someone watch me and tell me what I’m doing wrong.
I live in Southwestern Minneapolis, so if theres anybody in the area who would be willing to help me out as a workout partner and guide and actually knows what the fuck they are doing, that would be awesome.
Any help would be appreciated.