What up fellas....its time for me to get serious--summer is here, the new girlfriend is in Bermuda for a week, so I can begin to concentrate on what i hope to be is a prosperous summer. I began the summer of 2001 as a 148lb clown with dedication, but very little knowledge of the fitness lifestyle. I began reading Elite Fitness forums and smartening up....by the first day of school in September I was over 160lbs. However, the school year was pretty strenuous and I couldn't concentrate on lifting, eating, and sleeping as much as I wanted to. I made strength gains, but the body weight isn't much more than 160. I learned tidbits here and there from Elite Fitness, but when I began reading WBB journals, that is when it all began to fit together. I believe I have become enlightened by reading journals from people such as Blood & Iron, Gino, and MonStar. By starting my own I hope to lock myself into consistency and growth. I do not really know anyone that posts on these boards, but I welcome any comments, questions, appraisals, or constructive criticism. Here is my description:
CURRENT STATS: I am 5'9" floating in the vicinity of 160+ pounds..age 20....I have never taken a BF% test, but my estimate is about 10%. Needless to say I am all natural, and an ectomorph. The good news is I'm in pretty good proportion, but the bad is news is none of my attributes (like shoulders, chest, arms, etc.) are large enough to draw attention to. If anything, I got very large forearms for my size.
GOAL: I am going to Myrtle Beach in 2 weeks, so I hope to cut body fat during the ensuing 14 days, while maintaining and possibly gaining muscle. For the rest of the summer I will most likely bulk....in theory, I would like to gain as much lean mass as possible.
DIET: I eat very healthy compared to your average guy, but after looking at your diets, mine needs a TON of tweaking/reconstruction. I am human, and I have weaknesses for certain foods. The diets I will first list will not be model diets, but I hope to convert them over time. I don't drink often, if at all, over the summer (as opposed to hardcore boozing @school) so I should benefit from lack of liquor.
LIFTING: 4 days per week as spaced out as possible
SLEEP: since I haven't found a decent summer job yet, 8+ hours shouldn't be a problem for now....I usually got 5-6 during the past 2 semesters, so I think decent sleep will be a welcome change for my health.
I will be keeping this journal until school starts in September...hopefully I will stick with it! (i might need the ocassional kick in the ass) I have always wanted to write something synonymous to a diary without being called a sissy for it. Even if nobody reads what I am preaching, it will still be beneficial to get stuff off my chest and keep a log of my progress.
I will be back with today's diet/lifting routine/etc. in a bit. Peace~