Hey all. After 3 years of year-round lifting, I took 2 years off. I was totally sedentary–no real exercise whatsoever. I decided to start reading T-mag again and get my ass in gear. I had been trying to cut down my bodyfat to get that ripped look, but after reading T-mag, I realized that the problem wasn’t that I was too fat–it was that I didn’t have enough muscle. So I changed my junk-food college-style diet to a 4000-calorie-per-day bulking diet, quas-Massive Eating-style. I took in about 200g of protein per day, with a TON of it coming from good ol’ 2% milk.
My results after my comeback (so far 1 week 5x5 3 days/wk, 2 weeks Growth Surge Stage 2):
Bodyweight - Start: 150 End: 163
Bench - S: 150 3x6 E: 205 3x6
Squat - S: 135 3x6 E: 205 3x6
Deads - S: 111 3x6 E: 245 3x6
Leg Press - S: 190 3x10 E: 350 3x10
All my other lifts have shot up astronomically as well. Even my lesser ones. Curls went from using 50 pounds 3x15 to 85 pounds 3x15. My T-bar rows began with me using only a 45 on the bar for 3x10. I have since added another 45 to that. These are all simply workout weights, since I don’t have a partner so I can’t max. However, I tend to push myself to the limit in my daily workouts anyway.
This just goes to show that it is never too late to make a change. I went from benching 300 to barely benching 185, and now I am climbing back up. I was a smoker and a lazy ass. The comeback is a very good feeling, and I am hoping that it won’t end anytime soon. My lifts haven’t seemed to plateau out at all, and I just add more and more weight for fun during the workouts. All the weight I gained seems to be muscle, and I can see myself getting closer to that “ripped” look I have wanted. Funny how by doubling my caloric intake, my abs are starting to pop out.
A few months from now when I am at my goal of 185 at <10% bf, I will post pics and stuff. I have just got so excited after these quick gains that I had to post them…