This is a log of Taran’s training. I will start with some information about who I am and my training history.
I am 5’11", 22 years old and I have been training on and off like an asshole since I was 18. In that time I had a few relatively useless personal trainers at extremely useless fitness clubs.
I made very few gains in that time. Early this summer I undertook a personal project. I found that person inside of me. I found that person who was weak, who was a coward, and who was a pathetic sloth and I killed him.
He died in the first weeks of june and I am a different person. In that time I have dropped from a fat 201lbs in early june to a much stronger 188lbs in mid july. In mid july I committed to bulking. I am now 207lbs.
Monday - Lower
-Squat 5x5 (then:115 now:190)
-Front Squats 3x5
-leg curl 3x10
Wed - Upper
-BP 5x5 (then:115 now:155)
-close grip benchpress 3x5
-pull ups 3x5 (negatives atm)
Fri - Lower
-deadlift 5x5 (then:115 now:190)
-Seated Rows 3x8
-Bent Over Row 3x5
Sat - Upper
-Military Press 5x5 (then:70 now:100)
-Skull Crushers 3x5
I have been doing this workout for 1 month. My previous workout had no lat or shoulder work (see here http://www.T-Nation.com/readTopic.do?id=1213996&pageNo=0#1213996 ). This lead my bench to stall at 155lbs for quite a while and accounts for my, comparatively, low military press. Yesterday I defeated the 155lbs benchpress.
My diet is quite simple. I eat food. I eat lots of food as long as that food isn’t meat. I am a lacto-ovo vegetarian. So I eat eggs and dairy but I do not consume flesh. I do this for primarily ethical and ecological reasons, so save your health arguments. I have been trying to consume 4L of milk a day, and have been largely successful in doing so.
Supplement wise I am focusing on the vegetarian basics. I have a low carb whey protein, a gainer (post workout drinks), creatine, multi-vitamin, iron, zinc, magnesium, and flaxseed oil.
My goals are also quite simple:
Short term I want to bulk to 225. If I am comfortable with my body fat at 225 I will set a new short term weight goal.
Long term I want to be as strong and healthy as I can possibly be.
If anyone has any questions, comments, or advice I am quite happy to hear it.