Don’t know if this was the right place to do this but you guys seem much more supportive than some of the other places. I’ve been lurking for quite a while now and made a few small posts here and there but I think it’s time I started something to help keep me a little more accountable.
I’m 37 years old and live in beautiful British Columbia with my fiancee and our son. I’ve been lifting (maybe working out is more accurate) for a few years now but just recently started doing some serious lifting about 6 months ago.
I started exercising to just “be fit” by joining the EAS Body For Life challenge, but recently I’ve come to the realization that I don’t want to be a skinny little bugger that can show off his six-pack to everyone. I want to be a big MOFU that can show off his six pack to everyone lol.
This probably has something to do with the fact that as a kid I was skinny and tall (almost 6ft with a 27 in waist)with almost no muscle tone. Was never a jock or good at any sports at all actually. Then in my 20’s I started getting skinny/fat and that carried on to my 30’s. So anyhow with the help of BFL I got down to 171 lbs at 6ft that’s freakin skinny.
Then I got fat and then skinny yadda yadda yadda over and over again. On May 12th (37th birthday) I got sick of this up and down shit and decided to put on some serious muscle and now I think I’m in love lol.
Up to 200 lbs at about 17% bf my gut seems to have returned a bit (I love those carbs too much I think), but I’ve got a nice 315 lb squat, 405 lb Deadlift and a 245 lb Bench. Bench is weak I know but I’ll blame that on my long limbs and since it was 20lbs less just 4 weeks ago I’m okay with it.
Tomorrow (Monday) I’m going to do Mark Rippetoes starting strength for a 4 week period and see if I can increase those numbers another 10% or so after I’m done. I did SS in May and found that after 4 weeks I get very achy (gotta be an age thing)and have to pull back a little.
Then I’ll take a few days off and go into a program that I made myself that I found to be very rewarding. I’m hoping to get to 210 lbs then I’ll think about leaning down to about 190 so. I’ll have a few pictures up maybe later today and I have a video of some squats that I would like critiqued as well.