It's time for a public training log. It's time to stop making excuses, it's time to actually strive toward my goals.
I'm Chad. 23. Ready for a commitment to change. During college, I went from 322.5 Lbs to 209 Lbs. Did I do some things wrong? Yes. Did I do some things right? Certainly. Since college, some 15 months I've gotten back up to around 250 Lbs. I've been calling it lifting heavy and getting strong, and while there is some truth to this, I am much stronger than ever before, I've let it go to far. That's what this log is for. Yes I plan to lose body fat, yes I plan to gain muscle mass, yes, I even plan to run because I enjoy it during this time.
Now for some number related background...
Weight: Roughly 250 (I'll be posting an updated number tomorrow.)
Body Fat: Somewhere around 33% (I'll be using an electrical impedance scale to measure this, not for its accuracy, but to monitor progress.)
Squat: 5RM - 375 Lbs.
Bench: 3RM - 255 Lbs.
Deadlift: 5RM - 255 Lbs.
Incline Bench: 5RM - 210 Lbs.
Bent-Over Row: 5RM - 185 Lbs.
This log will primarily focus on striving toward my fitness related goals (many of which I'm still figuring out, especially when it comes to my lifting numbers). I know my weight goal, long term, is 200 Lbs at 10% Body Fat. That will certainly change though on the day I reach it.
I'm looking forward to this challenge, the feedback, and perhaps most of all, the fact that failing now means it will be documented and stored in some dark room on a super computer for the rest of time.