I figured I would start keeping a log on here to gauge my progress. A little bit about my training history (if anyone is reading this lol). I started out by having my dad buy me a weight set from wal-mart when I was about 11 years old. Basically it was a bar, and two dumbell handles and about 110 pounds of weights. I would basically just do curls and overhead presses and also some crunches and pushups about 3 or 4 times a week.
My first body transformation was the summer between 7th and 8th grade. I was a fat 150 and that summer I dropped down to 128 by just not eating any fats and playing a lot of basketball and soccer and still using my weights here and there. The first time I got into a weight room was my freshman year of high school.
From my football coach I learned how to squat and deadlift and also began benching. Throughout high school my training evolved from reading online but was never very consistent. After my senior year my dad flew me to Turkey to stay with some relatives for a year. When I got there I was very overweight about 210 if I remember correctly. I decided since I had nothing better to do and being overweight I should start hitting the gym.
It was that summer that I discovered this website and began to learn a lot. From tryinig programs from guys like Waterbury to just getting diffrent perspectives on things from posters. By Feburary of the next year I had lost about 30 pounds and put on some muscle. In May I came back home to the US. At first I was hitting the gym regularly but then I got back into bad habits and hanging around with bad influences and everntually I barely hit the gym at all. From May of 2006 til July of 2010 I would work out here and there never very consistently.
So this past July I was sitting at 230 + pounds and decided I was getting very out of hand and had to do something. I was back in Turkey again and going to the same gym I went to before and since then I've dropped 20 pounds but feel I still got a lot more leaning out to do. So here I am today, I'm currently trying to lean out slowly, getting in around 3000 calories and doing slow state cardio and some ab work 4 times a week in the morning and a session of HIIT per week. My long term goals are to get as big as I can and maybe someday step on stage but I'm a long way from that.
Currently I'm doing a bodypart split:
Mon - Back, Biceps, and Forearms
Tue - Chest and Triceps
Wed - HIIT and Abs
Thu - Legs
Fri - Biceps, Triceps, Forearms
Sat - Delts and Traps
Sun - Off (Also on Mon and Fri mornings I do calves)
My PR's up to this point are:
BB Bench - 125kg(275lbs) X 1 (haven't gone heavy on BB bench in a long time)
Squat - 165kg(363lbs) X 4
Deadlift - 145kg(319lbs) X 1
Nothing special as you can see, but hoping by this time next year I can hit 350 for the bench, 500 for squat and 450 for deadlift.
I'm hoping to hit some PR's this week on the Bench and Squat, I'm really intrested in seeing what I max out at on the bench since it's been so long.
Anyway here are a few pics. This first one is from September of 2005, I'm around 200 pounds here.