Hi all, I’m Steven. I am 18, pushing 19, 6’ 1", weight about 180 LBS (Haven’t weighed myself is a while, stays the same for the most part. However, i would like to change that.), and am starting this just as a way to record my progress as i attempt to regain the weight and strength i had from my days as a high school athlete.
A little about myself if anyone cares:
I used to weigh 200 LBS as a defensive end for my high school football team and have always loved lifting. I have been lifting for the better part of four years. However, due to financial constraints and my new found lifestyle in college, i was unable to eat sufficiently for almost a year and dropped down to my lowest weight of 170 LBS. It goes without saying that i am now significantly weaker than i used to be and that is a problem. Now i am able to eat again and have been the hitting the weights more to try and gain the strength i had back.
I workout in a crappy gym one bench, dumbbells that only go up to 70 lbs, and a lot of machines, or in my backyard with a cheesy Olympic set.
I am also blessed with an anatomical leg length discrepancy. My right leg is significantly shorter than my left, i walk with a perpetual limp of sorts and muscle spasms in my low back can floor me at random. I do what i can to cope, but if i am not careful i can wind up hurting myself to the point of being unable to lift. This makes leg training at times inconsistent and i have to avoid putting too much stress on my back. I hate to say it, but free weight squats are out, i have to leg press or use a smith machine to avoid hurting myself.
With that said, here is what i did today:
At the gym
360 lbs: 10
380 lbs: 5x10
Seated Leg curls:
155 lbs: 3x10
265 lbs 5x15
Also did some pull ups. I am trying out the high frequency idea i read on this site, so far it has worked well, going from doing 8 to 13 on my first set.
The Leg Press, Leg Curls and pull ups were done in a sort of circuit, the F. Squats were mainly me dickin’ around trying to get the form down.