Fat boy to fit guy: 12 month journey log
- 02-03-2013, 03:15 PM
Fat boy to fit guy: 12 month journey log
Wanted to start a workout log for anyone that's interested in following along. I'm following ice cream fitness 5x5 novice routine- will end by December 2013. Link provided: h t t p://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=148036063
Background: on/off in gym for years without any knowledge of training and nutrition. Started training again in April 2012 with a little more knowledge of the iron game. Now I want to pack on some muscle while minimizing fat. Workout is gonna be 3 days/ week, no cardio at the moment. Hopefully, I'm able to motivate some people out there that is in the same boat as I am. Oh, btw I am a night shift worker who does 3, 12 hour shifts. I train after I get off of work, so sometimes energy level may not be there.
Weight: 185 lbs
BF: 16-18%??<------fat ass
Squats 275 lbs 1RM
Bench 240 lbs 1RM
Deadlift 300 lbs 1RM
OHP 150 lbs 1RM
Macros: 225 protein, 300 CHO, 60 fats.
Last edited by ballerj63; 02-03-2013 at 04:19 PM.
- 02-03-2013, 03:26 PM
- 03-02-2013, 02:49 AM
Cool keep us updated. Subscribed, interested in your progress on this program.
I've been lifting serious for almost three years put on some decent size. But I feel I could have done better if I started with a program like this. I immediately jump into more advance lifting techniques right away i.e. 4/5/6 day splits. Which has led to injuries. Such as bicep tendon issues and can no longer squat below parallel(have to do box squats, because ruined knees with leg extensions).
So I'm actually following the same workout program your doing now. Because its less volume per body part worked, my joints/connective tissue aren't as stressed. And, I'm gaining my strength back!
03-02-2013, 05:45 AM
Any questions, send me a pm bro. What's your goals?
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03-17-2013, 08:27 PM
Weight is up to 186 after about a month on the program. Scaled back to 3 x 5 on main lifts and keeping accessory still at 3 sets. Decided to go for a recomp instead of of bulking. Still seeing some good gains.
BB rows 180 x 5
Bench 200 x 5
OHP 130 x 5
Slacking a little on the nutrition department, but I'm enjoying life and still training my ass off. Taking a week off from dieting. Will post with pics by the end of this week.
03-17-2013, 08:32 PM
How long have you been on Jason's program?
03-18-2013, 01:14 AM
03-18-2013, 01:38 AM
Prior to the program I was cutting down. I was down 13 pounds(185 to 172). My wife is 14wks prego and has now forbidden me from losing until the baby is born, lol. So I have been slowly reverse dieting into a bulk, every two weeks I add about 250 calories. Currently at 2690 calories 70 fats, 350 carbs, 165 protein. I'm at 175 now.
So, I too am enjoying this program. I am going to change my rep scheme to more powerlifting like 8x3 on the main lifts and try to really get my strength numbers up!
03-19-2013, 01:47 PM
Trying to upload pics from my DSLR, saying that file is too big. Oh well, probably take some shots from my ****ty phone cam.
Anyways, completed workout B.
Squats 270 x 5
Deads 270 x 5
OHP 125 x 5---will go up by 130 next. Feels heavy as ****
BB row 185 x 5---form looks like ****. Need to improve on that
Goal in the next few weeks is to hit the 300 club, dial in my nutrition, and probably start on some barbell complexes once a week to work on conditioning. Weight has been going up on the main lifts, but I'm not happy with what I'm seeing in the mirror--->fat ass belly and love handles.
One last thing, I'm feeling some pain on top of my forearm where it connects to your biceps. I've been doing mobility work, but it hurts like hell when I'm doing straight curls.
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