A month shy of 36, I find myself a tad out of shape (8 years removed from seeing my abs. Sad.). Although I have recently competed in sprint triathlons and pump-and-run competitions, my performance is hamstrung by my terrible diet and hectic work schedule, which causes my weight to stay well above where it should be.
Not trying to excuse my lack of dedication as the cause of my situation, but only as a means to explain the difficulties I have faced in maintaining my fitness levels. I would like to get back into raw drug-free powerlifting, but I need to get back down to 165 to compete at my peak (decent state-level competitor). Also have a sprint triathlon coming up in July, so I need to put the time in on the bike and at the pool.
Triathlons and powerlifting training have clearly antagonistic focal points, but given the fact that weight (fat) loss is the key to getting back on target for both, I will focus on that as my primary goal for the next 6-8 weeks or so. Then based on the timing of competitions, I will alter my training accordingly.
To start, diet will be low carb, high protein, high fat with a decent caloric deficit. Beer, wine and ice cream are out. Fish oil and mulitvitamins are my only supplements at this time. Training will be three day split on lifting (push day/pull day/legs day) with running/swimming 4-5 days a week.
Height: 5ft 8in
Starting Weight: 220
Starting Body fat: 38
Goal Weight: 165
Goal Body Fat: 10
Looking forward to the journey. Hoping this journal will help keep me on track.