Something that’s been rumbling around in the back of my mind. I’ve been training for almost a year and a half. I’ve learned a great deal. Here’s the snapshot
Beginning - 10/2006
Squat: 225 (half-squat)
Squat: 350 (full-squat)
(all in lbs)
My original reason for lifting- to drop my bodyfat to 10%- still eludes me though. When I tried the velocity diet, I got freaked out when the fat-loss stalled for over a week and aborted it. When I add HIIT to my training, it either doesnï¿½??t work fast enough or I do it too much and burn myself out.
My point isn’t to complain about how hard it is to achieve weightlifting goals. Iï¿½??ve learned from every failure, and I feel I’ve finally got the patience to cut wisely.
In the early weeks of the physique clinic, Shugs posted an article about his Phoenix theory, what drives people to change. The thing that got me about it was that he pointed out (from his experience) that while the spark itself is often sudden, the physical change sometimes takes several attempts to manifest.
And that’s kind of what I feel I’ve been going through. I’ve developed a healthy consistency with both my lifting and my eating, and I’ve developed the time management skills and priorities that enable me to do both even when pressed.
So, to end a long rambling post, it’s taken (and will take) a while for me to reach my initial physique goals. How long has it (will it) take you?