Like most others in this section of T-Nation, I wanted to post my training log for self accountability. I’ve started and stopped routines numerous times in the past and it’s mostly revolved around my weight/body fat limits for my job. We get weighed or taped every six months and that date is fast approaching. So my current training has two fold purpose:
- Cut enough fat in the next two weeks to tape in.
- Get hooked on a reliable weight lifting/cardio routine that I will continue beyond the two week mark.
Since I haven’t spent much time total lifting, I’ve decided on the Stronglifts 5x5 routine as well as a snot load of cardio, interval training, etc. Over the past week and a half I’ve been working out like crazy and joined my local gym. Today was my first organized 5x5 workout though. From what I’ve read, they’re supposed to look like this:
Squats - 5x5
Bench Press - 5x5
Barbell Rows - 5x5
Dips - 3x5
Squats - 5x5
Military Press - 5x5
Deadlift - 1x5
Pullups - 3x5
So the basic gyst is that I’m going to work like a hog the next two weeks to make tape. That will probably mean cutting water weight in the last day or two. I know it’s not good but it’s my job that’s at stake so I gotta do what I gotta do. Feel free to comment away if you like though. I want this to really be the last time I have to do this to make weight/tape.
Lastly, I’m 5’8" and 216 lbs by the gym scale as of this morning. After I finish cutting for the weigh in I’ll post a fitday log. Until then, I’m eating light with lots of protein, very little carbs. Probably about 1500 cals a day.