I'm a former high school offensive lineman who's kind of lost his way and am looking to get back into playing shape. As sad as it is, I wasn't really focused on the game and my own personal fitness back then, which I regret thoroughly. Since then, I've managed to get myself into a sedentary rut of a lifestyle, and am looking to bust out of it.
Currently, I'm 23, 6'2", 310 lbs, relatively athletic for a fat guy like myself, but not in shape by any means. I still play football with friends on Sundays and we often join 7 man leagues in the Summer and Fall. Generally, we play full contact blocking, two hand touch rules. I noticed this past season that my late game endurance, off the line explosiveness, and speed have been sorely lacking.
My ultimate goal is to drop a lot of my body fat, bulk my muscles up, and improve my speed, strength, and overall health over the next few years. I'm hoping to end up at around 275-290 lbs, in the long run. If everything works out and I can get myself into shape, I hope to join an Ironman or some other full pads, full contact league.
As far as why I'm making this post, I've pretty much forgotten everything I learned about lifting and strength building in high school, and I never really knew my way around the weight room, even back then. Essentially, I'm a complete novice, looking to get into lifting seriously for the first time ever. I'm looking to find a weekly routine that I can get into and stick to. I've seen a lot of people saying good things about the WSB4SB routine, but let's face it, I don't think I've EVER been a skinny bastard.
The question I have is: If I take that WSB4SB routine and stick to it's basics (obviously, given my current poor fitness levels, I'll probably have to work up to it), will it accomplish what I'm trying to achieve? Would it be in my best interest to modify it in some way, in order to improve fat loss or cardio? Is there an alternative, easy to understand program that might be better?
Any insight would be greatly appreciated!
Oh, and sorry for the long post. I tend to ramble.