First post! I’ve been a weak willed little piss ant and I’m changing that now. I began lifting my senior year of highschool and made good progress for a while then after a year of community college I moved away on my own and my training slowly trickled down to a halt after a year or so with a few short-lived attempts at making a comeback. For a while a few intense training sessions and an active life-style kept my physique at an acceptable level, but now I’ve been out of the game for so long that it makes me sick to look at my deflated chest in the morning. My own laziness and lack of focus are the culprit, but I’m tired of that shit. Today I’m stepping my weak ass back inside the gym to train my ass off and never look back.
My goals are simple: I want to look great, feel great, and regain that sense of power I had when I felt strong. I am not interested in bodybuilding as much as I am strength and athleticism, and overall health is of prime importance to me, so eating clean and conditioning will play a huge role in my quest. Initially I don’t plan on following a routine until I get the basics down, meaning I plan on reacquainting myself with and mastering the squat, deadlift, and hopefully a pain-free bench-press (shoulders are somewhat fucked up from ignorant lifting when I was younger, but with some stretching, soft-tissue work, and mobility drills I’ve been doing as of late they are feeling better). Soon after I will start Eric Cressey’s Maximum Strength Program.
Nutrition wise I will be doing a lot more cooking instead of eating out and eventually I plan on purchasing Precision Nutrition. As far as conditioning, I am pretty active already (regular intervals of racquetball, rock climbing, mountain biking and other outdoor fun) but I plan on implementing some basic jogging and work my way up to HIIT and complexes.
In the past I’ve usually had one aspect of training (diet, lifting, or conditioning) where I wanted it to be but never all three at the same time, and I must say I’m pretty damn excited to see what I can accomplish with a solid triad working for me.
I’ll be posting my session later today after I do it, and get some stats, pics, and personal information up soon.
Time to nut up or shut up.