Warning! Newbie?s Long First Post
This will be long, so let?s cut to it. I?ve lurked for a little over a year, used a lot of workout information on T-Nation (the greatest site I know), and now I need some help. All this info may not be needed, but I?m putting everything down, just in case.
33 Years old Male
Weight: 157 lbs
Body Stats (sorry no direct measurements at this time):
Chest: Bigger than a few years ago?but still reminds me of that kid from Home Alone 1
Arms: Look like Rubber bands
Legs: In proportion to the rest
Abs: top 4 protrude beyond my ribs when I tighten them. Lower 2 are in there somewhere under fat?17 years of MA training trained those abs?stupid shit, huh? Hell, my abs stick out from my body than my chest.
I?ve not tested for 1RM, so I can only tell you this (what I?m currently doing on week 2 of Waterbury Method):
Bench: 10x3@175 lbs
Squat (ass to ankles): 4x6@225 (knees can get wobbly about 1/2 way through 3rd set.
Deadlift: 10x3@ 235
Eating Habits: About 3000 cals/day (6 meals at about 500 cal each)…about 240g Protein. Mostly solid meals except for the occasional Protein Shake.
(I wish I could tell you more?and to be fair, when I started 3 years ago I was about 133 lbs?and at the beginning of last year I was at about 150 lbs so there has been MUCH improvement)
For 17 years previous I did traditional Martial Arts. Never incorporated a weight training program with it.
So (for many other reasons)?about a year ago, I decided to go into strength training. Hell, I?m a man, and a man should be strong. I wanted some size too in order to just to be pleased with what I see in the mirror.
Fucked around for a while until I started CW?s ABBH?went to ABBH II?then injured a shoulder and laid off for 2 months. Got back into it again about 3 months ago and got my BF measured?I was at 175 lbs and 24.1 BF. ?Oh hell no!? So I stepped it up, and lost 18 lbs in that time. Did CW?s TBT and did HIIT sprints in the AM?s. Seemed to work.
Now, I?m doing Waterbury Method. I?m still deciding if I should do the Neanderthal No More program instead b/c I need many things worked on (too many years of wrong training put many imbalances).
But it may not matter…today I re-injured my shoulder. Yesterday I went back and punched the heavy bag for my GPP work for 30 minutes for the first time in about a year(not GPP really, but I love to punch the bag?gotta do what you love). I guess it was too much strength gains and my punching tendons couldn?t bear it.
I?m no doctor, (obviously), so I could be way off with that ?diagnosis.?
Bench presses aggravate it, any overhead presses are a stabbing pain
I don?t want to have to quit lifting now?I?m just in the groove. I got the fever.
If I do decide to lay off for a while?how can I still stay in shape and not get too damn fat again? I want to keep training?badly. I don?t want to gain ?bad size? nor do I want to lose the gains in strength and size that I?ve worked so hard to achieve.
I apologize for the length and if I provided too much information, but I wanted to get everything out there?in case it makes a difference.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.