I’ve been waffling on starting a log. I’m not sure how committed I’ll be able to be to it.
But I’ll give it a shot.
Ok…a few may be familiar with my work from ‘the other side’.
For those who aren’t : I’m old beyond my years; I’m angry and bitter a lot of the time sprinkled with sporadic moments of giddiness; I’ve been training for about 3 years now and have lost approx 140lbs in the process; I’ve reached a stalemate with my body and have been ‘maintaining’ for longer then I care to pay mind too but I’m prepping myself to leave what is left of my ass on the gym floor. Either by hard work or by hack saw. We’ll see.
Alright, so where I left of in the old journal of yesteryear…I was doing some full body and some half body workouts and copious amounts of cardio (prepping for a 10k crosscountry run)…some would say overtraining. To them I say PLEH…I sit on my can all day, I can bust my ass for a couple of hours, it won’t kill me. Aside from that, I was likely undereating. I’ve been playing with different ‘diets’…trying the anabolic/metabolic diet…etc so on. Nothing really felt like the right fit. Training isn’t where I struggle. Diligence in my nutrition is where my epic fail is. I’m prone to binging…and not the little ‘oh dear I drove by Burger King and smelled the fries, I think I gain 3 lbs’ binge…I’m talking all out food throw-down where 3 kitkat chunkies are only appetizers…
And where I am now : After the run I dropped a lot of the cardio and focused on heavy lifts and getting my calories up. I’m still Training 5 or 6 days a week, I’ve had to swap out the full body and half body workouts for a makeshift split. Apparently I’ve gone and created myself some imbalances that are resulting in some ‘back issues’ (SI joint issues maybe, Piriformus, Psoas and quads too tight, hyperlordosis…yadayadayada…just help me make the pain go away and get my strength back k?). I’m working with a chiro and we’ll be starting ART next week and in the meantime I’ve been ordered off deadlifts of anysort, good mornings, pull throughs…basically anything that puts excessive strain in the lower back, no more running inclines…if I have to run, its on the flat but he’d prefer me take my cardio to the pool >.< And my training focus is now to even out these imbalances…kicking the crap out of my hamstrings, glutes and abs, lots of stretching and foam rolling.
Food wise (I hate the word diet…I won’t say it…that was the last time)…well I’ve decided I’m taking another swipe at this fluff after a summer of gorging and good lifts. So I’m putting Dr. Clays book to good use and going to follow his RFL plan for the next 6 weeks. I started on Saturday…and all I can say at this point is…I’m hungry. And that’s all I’ll be saying about that at this time.
Current split looks something like:
Chest and shoulders + HIIT
HS, Glutes & ABS + swim - 3 x per week (did my first workout yesterday…gotta say, it kinda sucked) - alternate between other training days
Back and arms + HIIT
Quads and calves
Well that was sufficient random and unorganized. But thats me.
Future posts will hopefully (but not likely) be less verbose and more training related.