Figured I'd do a very general log here so people can offer feedback and tips.
Link to the challenge thread : https://forums.t-nation.com/t/who-wants-to-have-a-friendly-comp-next-year/222325/185
Initial post there:
So anyway, a bunch of stars have aligned to push me into just trying to get into shape above and beyond what I’ve done at this point in my life. Primarily the fact that I recently re-re-re-re injured a spinal erector. I have been focused on Olympic lifting and getting back into powerlifting, but it just isn’t going to happen anytime soon. I went and did a shoulder workout and worked on some jerks (something I still though I could do) but ended up with my back in knots from just jerking. So, with all ties to Olympic lifting and powerlifting currently severed, screw it, I want to get ripped. This coincided with my seasonal transition to evening workouts (where I have a little more time for volume) and morning fasting (where it’s easier to control my diet for cutting), so it kinda turns out perfect.
I started back into bodybuilding style training about 2 weeks ago after not doing any for the past year+ so I’m still easing into the volume and intensity.
I’m doing low carb 8/16 intermittent fasting feeding from about 12:30 to 8:30
My current split is:
Full body eccentric-less recovery
Repeat as needed
I also train at home which is pretty challenging with my current physical limits, but I’m creative.
5’10” – 196 pounds – 33 years old
(and I’ll include the obligatory notation that I don’t know how to pose)