Hi guys, I've been a lurker around here for about a year,just reading and learning. Decided to join the site to start a log to keep record of my training and to keep me motivated.
Guess I'll tell a little bit of my training history since it's my first post:
I was born fat and stayed like that for 14 years, reaching a peak weight of 265 lbs at 5'8" and 14 years old, so...yeah I was pretty fat lol But I was enjoyed sports,so despite the fat I was still pretty active, at the time I played basketball and was an amauter swimmer.
And then, one day I decided I was freaking fat and decided to lose weight,specially due to girls and the bullyng by other students, you know the usual high school stuff. So I started to do cardio everyday for at least 1 and a half hours and did some pushups and abs for the 'pecs and abs bro'. And my diet was pretty ridiculous, I dropped a lot of calories in a small time frame and I think I was eating something like 1500 calories per day.
Due to the ridiculous diet and excessive cardio I dropped weight very fast and in 6 months I was weighing 150 lbs, and I became paranoic with food and training and was pretty much anorexic. I stayed like that for about a year, when I was introduced to weight training at age 16. I started doing the usual stupid teenager routine, lots of pecs and arms, little to no legs, etc.
But, one day I found out in a book,which i cant remeber the name, that you need to eat a lot to grow, so I started doing that. 6 months later I had gone from 150 to 176 lbs with the same body fat NOOBIE GAINS FTW!! During that time I thought I was the shit, like super 'swole' lol But when searching for fitness articles in the internet I found this site and started reading everything, just learning about bodybuilding and diet.
So I started to train seriously around a year and a half ago and was able to go from a weak 176 to a solid 202 lbs. I would like to thank the bigger and more experienced members here since their advice in the forums helped me a LOT.
Right now my stats are: 5'9" 200-204 lbs
Bench max: 245 lbs x 3
Squat: 325 lbs x 2
Deadlift: 385 lbs x 1
My avatar is my recent pic, so judge my progress by that
Trying to get to 315/405/450 till July 2012 and bigger than I am right now,doesn't matter the weight but with the same bf
I use the 5/3/1 template for the big 3 and my own training ideas for the rest,which is a lot of volume since I'm a volume whore.
Split right now is: