so, i was going to do this on june when i’d start “bulking” again with a serious program.
i’d figured out up until then, i would just slowly “cut” in an attempt to lean out for the summer, not really paying too much attention to what i was doing training-wise.
however, during today’s workout, i just decided it was enough. i am not progressing anymore with this program, and i don’t want to keep wasting time i could be using to get stronger and to build muscle.
so, since i don’t really have a whole lot of fat to lose (i am probably at around 13% but since i don’t have tons of muscle anyway i don’t care about getting to single-digit bodyfat)
Reason for this topic
i thought keeping a daily(ish) log like this would be a fun way to share what i’m doing and how i’m progressing.
more importantly tho, it’ll help me stay focus and monitor how i’m doing. i’ve found that i really tend to lose track of things if i don’t pay attention so writing them down regularly will help with this.
my current stats are:
height: 5’ 10’'
weight: 162 lbs
training time: just over a year
as far as the lifts go: i will be posting each weight starting from tomorrow’s workout
a couple of pics:
since i both want to lose a just a bit of fat and build muscle, i figured out i will do a little bit of a body recomp.
while i generally don’t believe these plans can work to a great degree, i think that may actually be a good idea if you don’t have a whole lot of fat to lose.
so i will be basically eating more calories on training days, and cut back carbs and calories on the other days.
training-wise, i will be following the waterbury method, which consists of 3 full-body workouts a week.
regarding diet, i will attempt to get better body composition through insulin manipulation: don’t wanna try and sound too sophisticated here, didn’t invent any of this.
basically i will eat moderate- and high-GI carbs in the peri-workout window, along with most of my proteins, and during the rest of the day i will limit carbs to high-fiber, low-GI foods (beans, all bran cereals, veggies, apples, and so on).
this should help me improve my insulin sentivity so that the calories i ingest get better partitioned and aid in the process of building muscle.
during non-training days, of course, i’ll avoid high-GI foods.
have yet to decide if i will be doing cardio/conditioning and in which form/intensity/frequency, i’m open to suggestions.