Thanks kpsnap! I appreciate the support.
Before I get into the plan, I thought it would be interesting to give you all a bit more information about me. As you may have noticed by my handle, I have ssome strength coaching experience in me…matter of fact, I have been reading and learning on Testosterone.net (now T-Nation) since its inception many years ago. Charles Poliquin told me about a website to repllace Muscle Mediaa he and a few others were working on…so even though my profile shows I’ve been a member since 2005, raally it has been since 1998.
You can even find a question I posted to Poliquin in an early issue of Question of Strength about deadlifiting and traps in one of the early issues of Testosterone.net. Anyway, I digresss. I have attended numerus Poliquin seminars, did 3 internships with him in Tempe AZ and in general have been a fitness, strength coach geek ever since. I was also lucky enough to work with Chad Ikei for a year with his athletes and learned a ton from him. I will always be grateful got these experiences. But now I am in a completelty different feild and love it. I’m a Network Rngineer. Strange transition I know…
So, on to my trainin plan. As you can tell from the earlier pictures I am severly deconditionedd. I just took a walk this morning around the block, maybe 1/2 mile, and was quite exhaustede from it. So I am going to take my approach in phases, mainly a lot of pre-hab, GPP stuff for the first couple of months, then some very basic strength stuff from there. I really want to take advantage of my clean slate, if you will, and attack areas that were weak links with me before.
Flexibility has always been an issue wish me. Since I don’t have a lot of muscle mass right now, I think improving flexibility will be a bit easier. That’s my theory anyway. Specifically, hip and T-spine dlexibility and mobility are my focus. So really for the next few weeks, that and going for daily walks will be my focus.
As I am severly immune compromised right now, I cannot go to a commercial gym, so everything I have to do will be at home, so I am taking the opportunity to build a little inexpensive home gym. I have a TRX knockoff thing and some bands. I am going to put together some sandbags, would like to get a tire and have an idea for building some inexpensive farmer walk implements (if my idea works, I will ket you all know and share).
I don’t have any DBs or KBs and don’t intend on buying any, as I have to do all of this on the cheap, medical bills, etc…but I think with enough imaginiation I can do this. Anyway, actual weights are a ways down the road.
From a weight gain standpoint I obviously want to gain weight, but I want to do it the right way. I need to gain another 30 pounds give or take, but want to stay leaner then I was before. I was floating around the high teens before and would like my bf to settle in around 12% when all is said and done. So the goal is initially to eat real, whole food with lots of fiber. One of the challenges I have right now is I cannot eat any fresh fruit and veggies. Too easy to get sick from.
So for probably the next two months those will have to be canned or frozen or cooked though. Not a big deal, just no fresh salads, etc. Also, because of the steroids I’m on (prednisone - nothing fun) I have to watch my blood sugars and use insulin where neccessary. If all goes well there I won’t become a long term diabetic, but it is a possibility.
I am going to post a picture of me with what my physique looked like about a year and a half ago. Like I said in my initial post, I don’t really have any bodybuilding[physique type photos, but this should work.
Any comments, suggestins woulkd be greatly recieved!