This log is to track my progress and motivate me to continually improve and push myself to new levels.
I just turned 18, I’ve lifted for somewhere between a year and a year and a half. I began lifting to fight depression, and am now majoring in Exercise Science as I begin college this year. My current goals are to win a body transformation contest on another website that includes improving body composition, and improving push-up and pull-up numbers (the contest ends August 1st). I also want to be able to do strength and gymnastic type skills like the ones on BeastSkills. Particularly right now a freestanding handstand, pistols, and L-sits.
After the contest is over, I’m not sure exactly what my focus is going to be on. I’ll figure that out when it’s over.
I’m about 5’6", around 10% body fat, and trying to gain muscle. I weigh myself every Monday morning, and today I weighed in at 152.6 lbs. I’ve been around 150 for a while, it’s hard to get enough food in, but I am serious about eating to gain muscle now, so definitely expect to see that number climbing each week.
My diet typically has looked like this recently (on a good day - a bad day would basically be the same just not as much food):
7:00 Shake - Scoop of whey, half a scoop of protein blend, cup uncooked oats, 1-2 T of natural PB, some wheat germ, a banana, some carrots, some organic whole milk yogurt
9:30 Snack - Peanuts, almonds, raisins
12:00 Lunch - 3 pieces whole wheat bread, protein blend with some olive oil, an apple
3:00 Meal - 7 egg whites, 4 yolks, two pieces whole wheat bread, some fruit
5:00 Pre-workout - half scoop of whey, half cup of grape juice
6:00 Post-workout - scoop of whey, cup of grape juice
7:30 Dinner - Usually 2 turkey or lean beef burgers with brown rice or whole wheat pasta and a salad with apple cider vinegar
10:00 Pre-bed - Some pecans and raisins, 5g fish oil
My training right now is EDT. I also do hill sprints and abs on some days I don’t lift. Ideally I’d like to do 3 EDT sessions a week and 2 hill sprints/abs sessions. I’m also working on push-ups and pull-ups throughout the day to increase those numbers. My beginning push-up and pull-up numbers at the start of the contest were 42 nonstop push-ups and 11 nonstop pull-ups. I’ll post some pictures soon. I got EDT today, I’ll post it up later.