I’m a 44 year old male who has been lifting for 21 months. I had a previous log in the main training log category but quit updating it a couple months ago. I’ve kept lifting but my goals have evolved more towards overall health, being lean, and relative strength.
I’ve lost at least 60 pounds now from 280+ to about 221 now. I’m 6 ft and 3 inches. I’m looking to get down close to 200 lbs as my first and primary goal. Once there, I’ll continue to recomp and try to be as relatively strong as possible while being that lean. I’ve had ongoing and recent lab work that has encouraged me to get much leaner than I had initially planned.
Another change is that over the last 7 weeks I’ve adopted a mostly plant based diet. I’m essentially a Monday - Friday vegetarian, with only dairy as animal based food. On the weekends I’ll have meat 2-3 times. I also switched to plant based protein powder.
I am hopefully nearing the end of a long rehab on an AC joint issue. For months I tried half measures but it just kept it from healing so I finally had to accept that any upper body pressing was off limits until it was fully healed. It seems to be making significant progress but I’m not rushing it.
I’m also finding that a tilt towards sub maximal training suits me better. I currently place emphasis on squats, deadlifts, and chin ups. I have a gym membership but am mostly lifting at home and am slowly adding or building additional equipment. I have a half rack, 310 lbs of iron weights, a heavy bag and reflex bag, and just built a plate loaded kettlebell handle. The half rack also has a bar for pull ups or chin ups. Additionally, I have a set of resistance bands. I had an old bench but have disassembled it to make a decline bench. I’m also going to make a cable pully soon.
I’ll begin logging my workouts in here this week.