-lifting on and off since high school.
-late 2011 started getting more srs.
-spring of 2013 had a pec tear
-summer of 2013 started having back pain. tried different treatments and nothing seemed to work. stopped working out all together from the end of 2013 till late spring 2014. got very depressed during this time and turned to binge eating and ended up gaining 50lbs (not a typo, from 220lbs to 270lbs) in 3 months
-over May, June and July of 2014 I lost all 50lbs through restricted calorie diet (1600-2000 calories) and lots of walking along with some at home resistance training (light dumbbells and resitance bands)
-fall of 2014 I got back in a real gym. over all this I've had some ups and downs with the back pain. have had to take time off from pain flair ups. weight got as low as 208 and kind of yo-yoed up and down due to holidays and what not.
that leads to now. I have gotten back on a consistent diet and training. weight has been creeping down from 225morning weight about 3 weeks ago to probably around 215 now. was 214 post workout this morning. goal is to get down to 200 morning weight by the beginning of may.
I'm switching to lower volume and focusing on getting stronger. I have a lot of room for strength gains as I have mostly done higher volume 'pump' training due to not wanting to get injured. but my body feels ready to add some strength on.
routine is now chest,shoulders and biceps/legs/back, traps and triceps. then on the fourth day an at home workout consisting of hindu squats, kettlebell swings, ab wheel and various ab exercises. then take a day completely off. then repeat. if my body needs more rest days then I will take them as needed.
here are some before and after pics. i'll do a proper after pic at the beginning of may, which will be one year. but just to give an idea what I'm working with
before, beginning of may 2014. warning I'm fat as shit.
after. feb.2015 this is post workout w/ a pump plus tank top. like I said though i'll get a proper after pic (no shirt or pump) in may.