It's about time that I make a training log and get more active in these forums. I've been reading them for so long, but I've never really participated. My training has had a lot of ups and downs lately, and this is my place to organize it all and maybe get some input from others.
I've been overweight my whole life. At my worst I was almost 300 pounds of pure fat. Right now I'm at around 184 pounds, and still carrying a little more bodyfat than I would like, but after some serious crashing of my testosterone levels and what felt like the end of my world as I knew it, I'm bulking a little as I've realized that being strong is the bigger priority right now. You can read about my medical issues here
I still don't know what's really wrong, but my testosterone levels dropped and I felt like crap, I've been doing better and I would like to keep it that way. I wasn't severely cutting calories or anything, but since I've been eating more I've gotten better so I'm not sure if that has anything to do with it. I feel like I'm pretty much better now, and I hope that I actually am haha. The whole thing has me terribly frustrated as I don't really know what the problem was.
MY CURRENT GOALS
I'm looking to gain weight and put on some muscle right now, while minimizing fat gain. I want to compete in powerlifting, badly, and I need to get alot stronger to be happy with my lifts. My first couple of weeks have caused an increase of about 8 pounds really quick, on a diet that I would say is not nearly as big as most. I plan on messing around to try and slow it down and make sure my lifts go up.
This is just sort of an intro, I'll start posting my training and diet in tomorrow.