So I finally decided to start a log on here, I’ve always kept a training journal but this will encompass more than just training. I plan on having food intake on some days as well as thoughts and insights along with my training.
A little background about myself, I’ve always been the fat athletic kid all through school. In HS I played football and that when I really found my love for lifting. Preparing for games was always more of the challenge and fun for me than the actual games. Since HS I don’t think I’ve gone more than a month (injury) without being in the gym. I’ve competed in two power lifting meets can’t recall the numbers of the top of my head, and one strongman comp earlier this June.
Currently I’m attending the National Personal Trainer School in San Diego to get my NSCA cert, I went to university for two and a half years but found it boring and a waste of my time, so now I’m doing what I love (being in the gym).
Stats as of 8/7/10
Age: 20 (21 on 9/14)
Body Fat: No idea (only time this was ever checked was in 5th grade when I was very obese it was about 34% if I remember correctly)
Measurements: I’ll get these up when I pick up a soft tape measure, I did this about 4 weeks ago, but can’t find were I put the numbers I think it was:
Goals: Right now I’m just trying to lean-up goal of about 230 body weight, I say 230 becasue I think, don’t know, but I might look decent at that weight but right now just playin it by ear. I’m always trying to maintain my size and strength while leaning up, becasue I think I’ve built a pretty decent base mass wise and am scared to lose it, so no steady state cardio for me haha.
Nutrition: I’ve never really calculated or tracked what I eat, but I try to eat a lot good clean foods. I don’t drink milk or eat processed wheat (unless it’s the bun on a double-double animal style from in-n-out). I try and shoot for 3-4 solid meals, 3 shakes, and peri workout nutrition everyday. Part of the reason I started this log was to help me with my food intake, often times I think I under eat; this comes from being fat all my life and always thinking I needed to eat less ( I just needed to eat better).
Training: I don’t follow any type of program, most of my workouts are body part splits since last month. Before that I followed and 2upper 2lower split which I loved. I know my body pretty well and find that just listening to it during training really creates workouts in itself. You’ll see what I’m talking about when I post my training.
Right now going to NPTI I have to be trained by a class mate everyday and most of the times they have no clue about programming or anything so the workouts are just stupid, but I’m dealing with it by lifting again after, even if I’m cashed from the previous session. For some reason people in the class think that 20 plus reps and cardio movements in between are the end all be all of fitness, oh and Bosu balls god I hate those things already got in a big argument with two class mates who said the majority of top level athletes use Bosu balls. That’s a different story all together.
6000iu Vit D
30g fish oil
Pre workout- one FINiBAR 1/3 tp powdered muscle
During- 1/3 TP PM
Post- 1/3 TP PM 30 grams whey and teaspoon L-Lueicne sp? ( I put this in everything, like Dave Tate haha) then I meal when I have time.
Ok that took way to long to type and I’m sure I forgot something, I’m going to start posting my training from last Monday the 2nd. The picture was taken last Sunday I believe, I’m going to try and get some better pics up, but I only have a camera phone and no one to take em for me.
Edit: also how do I add more than one pic at a time