So I’ve been interested in setting up my own log for awhile, both as a way to keep better track of my efforts at the gym, process what working and what isn’t working, and keep motivation and direction. Perhaps throwing it out on the web is a better way to provide accountability. My jeep is scattered with notebooks, my bureau is piled with workout printouts and methinks I’ve become the dreaded flip-flopper. Diving into various workouts until I lose interest and then looking for something new.
Time to fix that crap. I admittedly have let myself go a little. In the last 2 years I got in a serious relationship, that whole “comfortable” thing, and before I knew it- damn. Clothes were getting too tight in the wrong places. The guns put themselves in their closets and I was inadvertently sucking it in during pictures.
Fuck that. It get’s old quick.
So back to the grind. Hopefully will be getting the lifts back up to acceptable (if there ever is such a thing) pounds, maybe even motivate some others. (ok I don’t really give a damn about anyone else, but it sounds nice)
Beginning stats (I will be analyzing these ultimately on a monthly basis for improvement):
Bench x3 = 245
Dead x3 = 375
Squat x3 = 235 (very embarrassing)
These obviously need improvement and there is a significant need to focus on my weaknesses. I’m a fairly busy professional, with about an hours commuting, 2 hours of studying (thought this shit ended after college?!?) and 9 hours work every day. Generally I’m up at 5:30, at the gym by 6, and done lifting by 7:15-7:30 a.m. due to time constraints 5-6 days per week. It sucks (hard to get the nervous system really firing that early) and being Maine, it’s fucking dark and cold all the damn time (below zero type shit).
Anyway, here goes. Lastly are the measurements:
6’ ft. even (could never squeak out that last inch)
My largest weaknesses are my chest (want to get up to or close to 315 on the bench this year) and squat (I fucked up my knee recently so i’ve been a vagina with regards to really working it).
Big Muscles, slim waist, thicker hair, chiseled jaw, and get my dick to stop chaffing my kneecaps Maybe get a tan too (fucking Maine)
If there any recommendations on how to drop the fat and blast the muscles without wanting to die (I know why DIEting is spelled that way), i’m interested. Typically low/low carb makes me feel like a zombie at the gym, however I seem to store carbs instantly as fat. Working this kink out into a sustainable process I believe will be most important.