Okay, we all know the drill – somebody gets fired up and decides this time is going to be different, this time, I’m going to stick to it, this time! Well, for me, it’s not as much about sticking to the gym habit as it is tracking the habit and keeping a log…finally. I had been parking a few pics on another thread but I just started a new program and I decided to keep track of it, so, I’m going to do it here.
Down to 183 on Sunday, I finally feel like I am lean enough to start bulking, so that’s my plan. A slow, clean bulk until I hit 190 or 15 percent body fat, whichever comes first. I use a Tanita scale to measure bodyfat, and I use an average for the week. I know it’s not that accurate but it’s the only tool I have.
I’m using Mass Made Simple by Dan John. It’s a full body workout three times a week. I tend to walk a lot (40-50 miles weekly) in my daily life, and I’m afraid of getting fat, so I don’t expect to gain very quickly. I would be happy to average 1/2 pound per week for the next four months.
I started the program on Monday, it was an A day.
DB Clean and press 3x5 @ 40
Goblet Squat 3x10@50
Pullup 25 (70)
Bench 3x5 @ 140
Farmers Walk 1x45
Wednesday was a B day
DB Clean and press 5x5 @ 45
Goblet Squat 1x10@50, 1x10@60
Pullup 15 (35)
Bench 5x5 @ 140
Farmers Walk 2x60
I’m starting light because I’m one of those guys that didn’t work legs before. I like squatting, but my gym doesn’t have squat racks and only has a few Smith machines so I avoided it. That’s also why I’m Goblet squatting. My legs were pretty sore on Wednesday but felt better after lifting. For those not familiar with the program, the Deadlifts are a tonic to the squat and are supposed to be done with very light weight.
I realize how ridiculously light these weights look. I am in full injury avoidance mode….or maybe I’m just a big sissy. Hopefully this log will get me progressing to respectable numbers.
Aight, that’s that. Plan on gymming tomorrow to finish up week one. I hope to post then and not be that guy that starts a log and never keeps up with it