I'm newer to this forum and look forward to keeping track of my log and following others as they progress towards their personal goals with fitness. I've been away for over a year due to injuries. Thank God for muscle memory because I'm getting back what I lost QUICK. I look forward to blowing through all of my old PR's in no time.
Link to my old log: 5/3/1, Half Marathons, PHAT, etc etc. - Beast Mode
A little about me and how I got started in this lifestyle. I've been a golfer all my life. The weight room was never somewhere I needed to spend my time. I started lifting when I was around 22 years old as a way to get back into shape and lose a little bit of weight. I've always been active and involved in sports; basketball, football, baseball, golf, and tennis. With "fitness" I had a late start and started lifting about 2.5 years ago in the spare bedroom of my apartment, hittin' up the bench press and curls about 3 times a week. It was the exact model of a confused newb's plan, didn't squat or deadlift, very little back work, no shoulder work, just worked the guns and chest. Then I went to college nearly 4-5 years ago, and hit up the weight room there. The equipment was somewhat limited but I had plenty of barbells, db's, and power racks to do work. Still wasn't doing any leg work or deadlifts though. Fast forwarding to around April or May of 09', I finally got a gym membership and started getting really serious about putting on size and strength. Now I want to just get into the best shape that I can be in.
Will be fluctuating over time. Currently going for a recomp/caloric deficit. I'll be posting macros and details on this as I progress and start to get lower with my calories. At this point I'm eating 3k calories and losing weight so I don't feel the need to track my diet. But this will change.
The numbers vary just depending on how I feel, progress, and whether its a rest day or training day.
Currently PHAT. I'll do this for at least 3-4 months to get a good idea of how it works for me. I've never used it long enough to give it a fair judgement. Then I'll be transitioning to 5/3/1 as I start to cut down to the low teens and high single digit BF%.
I do lots of cardio. When I was out of the gym due to injuries I ran 2 half marathons. I love running and quite frankly, I could care less if it impacts my strength levels. I do it for the enjoyment and overall health/well being benefits. This will include endurance work, sprints, hiking, skiing, etc.
Keep progressing with the weights. Long term goals are: bench 275, squat 315, dead 405. Run another half marathon in under 2 hours. Do 25 pull ups. Hit single digit BF%. Pretty easy right?
Welcome to the log. Reps to followers. Link me to your log if you have one, I'd love to follow along. I'm new to the forums and will be on here almost daily. I accept any and all criticism and suggestions, speak your mind if you see something I could be doing better/different!