Hi My names Les and here’s a quick bit about me first!
Please bear with me i kinda rant on!
I’ll be taking some pics and seeing if I can dig out some from when I was fit, and I was very fit, I USED to be able to run the 100m in 11.09, throw the shot putt almost 14m, and was the 3rd best Hammer thrower in england until I was in my 20’s. I played basketball 4 years above my age in the high school team, have over half of my school and college athletics records( My younger bro has a lot of the others). and used to play badminton, cricket, and football( sorry Soccer) each day, I trained roughly and hour in school/college, an hour after and 2 hours of an evening. from the age of about 12 upto 23.
Then the normal things happened, got a proper job, got a fiance, didnt have enough money to train and keep my car, so gradually over the las 4-5 years I’ve let all my sport drop apart from managing my dad’s SOCCER team. this is because my dad died in May 08, it was a DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis), this along with a general depression over how bad I’ve let myself get leads me to T-Nation which I used to really enjoy reading through all the forums, wanting to get BIGGER but couldn’t with so many sports.
So here I am 28 next month and feeling over the hill.
I’m starting at the gym this week after a 2 year lay off, I suddenly looked at myself and realised that I’m FAT, not just a little overweight or chubby but FAT. I need to do something about it and I am, the only problem is that I dont know where I should be starting. I mean I know as much as the next guy about workouts, i.e. what set, reps, routines etc. But for the life of me I cant figure out what weight I should start on in each one???
BTW if anyone wants to keep in touch about how I get along or even any advice or encouragement that would be brilliant, and you can also catch me on FACEBOOK - Leslie Mackintosh, Liverpool, UK.