I have successfully been lifting for 4 solid months now and I just wanted to post the results.
In the past I would spend maybe two weeks lifting and then I would find excuses not to lift. While I was not grossly out of shape ( ran 3-5 miles about 3 times a week) I was in need of help. I found this site in December and since then I have been reading everything that I can and applying it in the gym.
Starting stats: Dec 12, 2004
BW 185 BF ? 15-20 I had some love handles and a small belly.
Bench 1RM 150
DL 1RM 225
Chin-up (lat pulldown chin grip) 160 1RM
Squats (slightly below parallel) 240
Stats as of 03/15/2005
BW 180 BF ? 12-16%
Bench 1RM 195
DL 1RM 315
Chinup 1RM 220
Squat 1RM 300
I have used
6 weeks of TBT
5 weeks of a hybrid of 10x3 and TBT
3 weeks of OLAD with some extras thrown in.
I plan to run through hybrid hypertrophy next while eating everything in the house.
2 g of Vitamin C
1 tbs of cod liver oil (yum!)
1 scoop Low-Carb Grow!
2-3 Spikes 45-60 min before lifting
Occasionally 1 tbs of milled flax.
my post workout is 1 scoop Grow! with 32 oz of skim milk.
My diet is pretty random. I typically hover around 2000 kcal/day. But there are the random days that I get around 4000 kcal or 1000 kcal.
My goals are fairly simple.
I want to get some control over my diet. I dont really like sweets and I have knocked out my desire for salty junk food. I eat a lot of lean meats but I also eat a lot of high GI carbs, pasta, potatoes, rice. I eat very few veggies and even fewer fruits. I was doing pretty well on the veggies but then got sick of eating brocolli all the time. The summer months will help kick those back up.
I want to continue going to the gym 3-5 times a week, depending on the program. I want to continue to add weight to the bar.
Eventually I want to bench in the 300’s squat in the 400’s and dead 500’s.
- I want to get to and maintain a BF around 8-12% preferrebly on the lower end!
I think I am heading in the right direction and I know that this will take some time to accomplish.
I plan to seriously bulk over the next 4 weeks and then I am going to cut some fat. I figure during that period I will do OLAD again and use some of the cutting knowledge I have from my days as a wrestler. I will lose some muscle but I don’t think it will be too much since I plan to cut for about a month.
I just need to get my diet in check and keep it there!
Sorry about the long ass post!