This is one of the greatest ideas I've seen and with the software running this board you can tell how many people are interested in these posts. Inspired by all the others, I'm gonna keep a journal too. I started out again after 8 years of anti-fitness (smoking and drinking), but i never minded a challenging hike, and had no car for the first 4 so I had to walk everywhere. This kept me in reasonable shape though. However, when i entered my current situation i deteriorated to fast food and easy driving everywhere. I crested out about 205 lb @ 5'11". It was either time to buy some new wider waist pants or do something about it as my gut was really starting to grow! Well I quit smoking two years and 5 days ago and started to exercise (thanks to the inspiration of my woman!!). Started lifting in april 2000 from the bottom pretty much.
Goals: I will lift to be the strongest, healthiest person I can. I want to reach my bodies full natural potential. By natural I will not take anything that is not already present in food in some form (creatine is debatable but i'm using). By posting all my exercise and diet I hope others here can help me achieve these goals!
lifted back today
bent over rows 135x8, 155x6, 155x4
biang. lat pulldown (fancy but great lat machine) (185x6)x2
biang. rows (230x6)x3
deads 135x8 (warmup) 205x7, 225x6, 255x3 (really pooped out here!)
dumbbell shrugs 95x6
weighed self-189(18%) down from 205 (22%) I use a tanita scale so i dont trust the absolute value but i am trusting the change in bf as I try to weigh myself under very similar conditions at the same time of day.
Diet today was ok today-meetings got in way but walnuts helped!. carb down 1.25 gal
130 g protein, 195 g fat, 27 g carb= 2400 cals!! right on!
Could up the protein with a casein shake- i will so make it 155 g protein and 2500 cals
supps 20 g glute (3 doses)
5 g creatine
sleep 9-10 hrs
[Edited by the doc on 01-22-2001 at 09:58 PM]