I signed up for AM not too long ago and have been really happy about the community and the vast amount of information sharing that goes on within these walls. I have been logging my own workouts for some time and since I just switched to 5/3/1 based on recommendations on this board, I figured I would start posting up the results. I'll be mixing in supplements as I go through cycle phases on 5/3/1 so it'll also be an opportunity for me to keep on how stuff is working for me personally.
Back in college, some 16 years ago (gulp), I weighed in at a jiggly 235 at 5'8". I was pretty miserable, was enjoying my freshman year too much, and wasnt doing much of anything physically. I had always been on the bigger side but decided enough was enough. I got down to 155lbs in about a 7 months time frame, didnt feel very healthy doing it but my clothes sure fit better. After that I took lifting seriously for the first time in my life, and for about 6 months I did great job hitting the gym and weighed in at about 175lbs.
I slowly gained the weight back after college and as my first marriage ended, I topped at 225lbs. My body composition was different than it had been back in college, but it wasnt good. After my divorce, I obviously got back into the dating scene and was also downhill mountain bike racing. I was training hard, doing well, until I suffered a grade III shoulder seperation on my left shoulder. I worked hard to get back on my bike, won the last race of the season but I havent raced since October 2010. Since then, Ive recommitted to eating healthy and taking better care of my body, something that my new wife and I very much share in common.
I have some theories about my biology which it will be interesting to test throughout this log and supplementation. The first of which is that I am estrogen sensitive, my first supplement cycle is including PES Erase as a result of that theory. I also believe that my body responds better when my food ratios are close 40/30/30, I typically eat somewhere with 10% +/- of that. My food cheats fall on the weekends, I'll be sure to include those as well!
My next 5/3/1 cycle will start on Monday, March 4. I have been doing the main exercise and then doing about 80-100 reps of assistance exercises depending on what week I am in the 5/3/1 timeline.
First cycle goal - Recomp
Enjoy the ride if you follow, I know I will.