I have been reading articles and posts for a while, but never got around to posting too much. I figured that an introduction article would be in order, and so here goes.
I used to run (a lot). I always thought that the folks that went to the gym were a bunch of idiots. I don't know why I thought that, but I did. I was running 5-8 miles 3-5 times per week. not really a schedule, but more of what I needed to do for the Corps and such. I quit completly after I had a (sorry for poor spelling) labendectomey and a discotomey. I had ruptured one of my lumbar discs somehow (I dont know how), and could hardly walk for a LONG time. I got out of the military and started sitting around, doing nothing. Then I went to Kuwait as a civilian, and worked with a guy that hit the gym 5 times a week, like clockwork. I looked up to this guy, and decided that the gym wasn't THAT stupid. (esp since I wasn't doing too much in the way of fitness).
blah blah blah....
I am going back to the gym after a 8 month out due to work/school/first house/wife. I do not have a workout "plan" per se. I have push days and pull days. Push days generally consist of:
wide grip bench
and dumb bell military press.
(I use the dumbells because when I use a barbell for military press my shoulder pops. But that is another Thread all together)
A pull day consists of:
pull ups/chin ups (I still dont really understand the difference)
What can I do the the workout to make it better?
I have also started cutting the sugar out of my diet (read soda and insane amounts of coffee-syrup), stoped eating fast food, and increased protein intake considerably.
I am taking createine and tribulus (sorry for spelling) in addition to PWO shakes.
What can I do in these catagories to help myself?
current physical stats:
squat 125 6x
bench 115 6x
Generally a lard ass is how I would sum it up.
Thanks for your time gentlemen.