My name's Chase, and I've decided that it's time to really start hammering out the training sessions.
Old: 280lbs a few years ago. I dieted down to 185 before, and I slowly started creeping back up.
Recent: 245lbs was my very recent high weight. I cut out wheat, started taking B12 shots, and started eating more fruits/veggies. 3 weeks later I'm down 25lbs, and now the real work begins.
Current: 220lbs 5'10. (as of post)
Goal: 200lbs. ~10% Body Fat.
Allergic to Wheat / Dairy / Peanuts / Bananas. (no super serious problems with eating any of which, other than becoming lethargic and having nasal issues)
I'm creating this journal to help myself keep track of my progress, to gain insight from other members, and to help myself stay accountable.
Supplements: Nitrean / Fish Oil / ETS / Nitor / Creatine / B12.
These are all available to me, but Nitor is too much of a stimulant for me, and I'm not currently loading Creatine.
One of the main reasons I enjoy weight lifting is because I have Scoliosis, and lifting is the one activity that actually decreases my pain. (hence the thread title)
I'm starting to lift again in the middle of my cut.. which is weird to me, but we'll see how it works out. I'm not sure what weight I should be lifting yet, so I'll start out small and work my way back up. Also, I've read a lot of Starting Strength, so I feel like I have at least some technique down already. I feel as if my only hindrance will be the equipment I have available to me. I have a Smith machine, (gahh) some free weights, some bar bells, a padded area for deads, an ab-lounge, and an inversion table for my back. I mostly dislike the Smith machine, because I'm stuck benching and squatting on it. I'll see about buying a squat rack / bench setup shortly.
Wish me luck! If you have any questions feel free to ask.
-- Chase Randall