So here I am at 23 years old and realizing that my youth won't forgive my body's inadequate shape forever. I want to also have a good physique during the rest of my twenties, not to mention life. So it's time to start training. I currently weight about 172 pounds at 5'11''. I want to weigh at least 200 pounds eventually, and then my ultimate goal someday would be 225 to 230. That would be a dream. Well hopefully that dream starts now.
I'm still a little raw with the bodybuilding realm, techniques, terminology, etc. I've read a decent amount of information on this site the last few days. I decided to start things off with the original Wannabebig workout routine that was published here in 2001. Went to the gym last night to get things started. This was more of an experimental phase to see how I felt about the routine. I go to a 24-Hour FItness close to my house. So here was the first phase:
Day 1 : Chest and Back
* Flat Barbell Bench Press :115 x 2 x 6-8 reps
* Low Incline Dumbbell Press :37.5 x 2 x 6-8 reps
* Dips : 2 x 6-8 reps
* Chin ups : 2 x 3 reps (these were difficult for me...can't really find a pure chin up bar there. It's more like a pull up attachment with handles...)
* Deadlifts : 90 x 2 x 6-8 reps
* Barbell Rows :75 x 2 x 6-8 reps
* Shrugs : 80 x 1 x 10 reps
* Crunches : 3 x 100 reps
So that was the first day. Not very strong, but what is why I'm training. I plan to go at least three times a week. I'm very busy, but I don't want to fall behind and/or quit. So any advice anyone would give me since I"m a beginner I would love. Positive feedback or constructive criticism is welcome. Anything to help me improve. I know my diet is a big part of this so I'm going to have to figure that out with a little more research. Thinking about picking up a supplement too. Hopefully I find the time today to do that since I'm going to the gym tomorrow I believe. This is my second attempt at keeping a documented journal so hopefully I get the hang of it this time.