So why the hell not? My training notes have to go somewhere and new structure can invigorate a routine. The Lords of Iron do work in mysterious ways…
Brief recap of the last forty seasons:
Super skinny dude, mostly doing martial arts and GPP stuff finds T-Nation after some training research in the pre facebook era.
Hey, this lifting might not be as idiotic as I thought!
Weight training was never a passion in itself. Lacking talent, I also had to work harder and longer then pretty much any training partner I ever worked out with. So after successfully leaving the realm of Skeletoria for good and loving the new found respect (men) and attention (women), I mostly did what I had to do to maintain a somewhat athletic build around 83-85kg. I could press my bodyweight overhead, DL twice my weight, I was happy.
I’ve sampled most lifting philosophies from Arnold’s 6/week ABABAB to Thibaudeau’s layer system to Milo’s calf-carrying method. Not only because I’m a slow responder, but testing out new exercises or methods in order to understand my body is weirdly satisfying.
This year, a naughty Chinese vixen passionately took command over my hormones.
Corona Chan cut me off from all cardio related exercise and I… decided to roll with the germ-infested punches.
Fuck it, here’s the last bulk of my life
I thought it would be a good idea to fill out some missing spots through a bodybuilder-style approach with more isolation. Like a good bro, I also did very little for my legs because the traitorous wheels have always been protein hogs, taking the lion’s share of my meagre gains into their disproportionate, quasimodo-like myocytes.
To my surprise, it worked far better than anticipated. At least the bulking part.
I’m now sitting at a doughy 100 kilos but hey - it worked.
I guess I’ll keep on pumping while ditching the chocolate, slowly holding onto the muscle while trimming down.
My outline for the next month is as follows
- establishing new routine
- slimming down slowly (the easy part)
- reintroducing boxing, kicking, stretching. Basically, the cardio component. Running with this bulk should be outlawed on aesthetic grounds alone.
- finding the right balance
- later, find a good spot and try to maintain, maybe at 90kg?
- in about 4-6 months (march-may): forge functional components to sprint faster, kick & punch harder.