Ive been reading T-Nation for a couple years off and on. The material here is terrific !!!! I tried the free sample of Spike, that was offered a few months ago, and it was awesome. I suffer from A.D.D. and it definately helped me out in the attention dept.
The real reason for my little "cry for help" is that I've gotten a LONG way from the physical condition I'm used to and am having a hard time making myself get back to the weights - even though I have a 300 lb olympic set, dumbbells, power rack w/ lat pulldown, treadmill and stationary bike.
All going to waste.
A little history - I blew out my shoulder playing Basketball, in late Sept-'04, and had to go under the knife soon after that to repair the shredded tendens and ligaments. I couldnt stand ANY pressure on that arm for several months. Also, due to the tendon overlapping technique the Doc used to fix me up, I cant reach the squat bar with my left arm, due to the loss of movement in the deltoid. I can do almost everything else that can be done in a home gym setting, w/o much pain.
As I hinted at in the header, I'm just plain not motivated to get into the gym again but I know that I'm getting further and further into that dark hole that swallows guys eternally into couch potato hell. I read tons of stuff on lifting but finding the motivation to do it is elusive as heck.
I guess I'm asking you guys this - How do I get motivated and maintain it? How do you guys do it? What is a good program to start on and a good diet? Help me out here !!! I need some moral support from people who know this stuff and have used it.
I almost forgot... I wanted to give some info on my physical build, eating habits, schedule, ect...
I'm 6'6", 270 lbs(probably around 23- 25% bodyfat), I play basketball once a week for a few hours but I still get winded by just climbing stairs. That's embarrassing. I work from 7am-3:30pm in a manufacturing setting that sometimes requires me to travel for a few weeks at a time. I eat terrible and I know it. I'll do good for a few days and then lose it for a buritto or something similar.
I've heard of the principle of eating small amounts around 6-7 times daily to boost the metabolism. Is that for me? Basically, I want to lose the huge love handles & man boobs and get back on the track of gaining some muscle mass again.
Ok, I'm done. Cut me to shreds if need be but make it beneficial, please.