I’ll keep my introduction brief and get straight into the training log. This log is not only an ideal way to track my progress etc, but I hoping I can make some new friends here and will be looking for advice/criticism from any member who is willing to comment. T-Nation is my training bible so to speak. Although I consider myself an amateur I have learned a lot from you guys and want to learn more. To be honest there is certain things I have been neglecting from my routine (legs and energy system work) which I should not be. This log will give me the extra motivation to get these things done!!
Please feel free to comment on anything you wish. I am aware I may get flamed etc but I can deal with that as long as there is something I can learn from it.
Weight: 165-170lbs. (Forgot to weight myself today. Will confirm tomorrow).
Height:69inches (5 feet 8 inches roughly)
Body fat %: I guess around 14-15%. I will measure this soon.
Right Thigh: 21.5inches Left Thigh: 21inches
Right Arm:15.9inches Left Arm: 15.8inches
2500-3000cal per day. I have not been counting calories at the moment. My main focus is making sure I am eating the CORRECT foods. Once I feel i am happy with what I am eating I will then look at exact amounts. My diet will be posted on a regular basis so please feel free to comment.
Having recently read the book Muscle Revolution by Chad Waterbury. My training is based roughly around a lot of his methods. Mainly the volume method. I am following an Upper/Lower split and I try to manipulate my sets/reps each week so I am lifting more volume without relying on increasing weight all the time. Virtually all the movements I use are compound movements (Squats, Bench Press etc) combined with weighted body weight movements (Dips, Pull Ups).
Cardio/Energy System Training
I haven’t done any cardio/fitness training for a very long time. Again I will be using the guidelines from Chads book. Will be steady pace initially to condition myself before moving into Interval Training or Sprints.
1.Increase overall body strength.
2.Increase overall lean body mass. (Add another 7-14lbs)
3.Decrease body fat % - 10%
4.Improve lower body. I have always neglected my legs in the past. This is something I will work very hard to improve on.
Photos will be up shortly.(Full body with my ugly face!!). Just need to find the damn camera.
That is enough for this post. Next post will be the past two days training logs and diet outlines.