Originally Posted by Brackneyc
Hey all. New journaler here.
A bit of background:
May 17th, 2009: I weighed 264lbs. I was heavily medicated for Diabetes and High Blood Pressure. Saw myself in the mirror for what felt like the first time in a long time. I was appalled. I decided to make a change. I am currently 180lbs (up from a low of 170lbs). I am in the process of trying to drop about 8lbs of BF through a strict diet and consistent training.
I train 3 days a week (full body) and do cardio on two of the other days, and off the other two days. I am in the middle of a 5 week routine, and I am unsure if I will keep it after 5 weeks, or go to some type of split. I will re-assess in 2.5 weeks.
I look forward to posting my journal here, and getting some feedback if you see something that looks out of sorts.
Here is what I did today.
Wednesday 05/11/2011 Workout B
Weight today 180
Time in: 0415
Time out: 0540
3 x 175 x 10
4 x 150 x 12
Reverse grip Bench press (supersetted with LPD)
3 x 125 x 10
Lat Pull Down (wide grip)
3 x 115 x 10
Seated Cable Rows (supersetted with OHP)
3 x 165 x 10
Reverse grip Overhead press: (jury is still out on these)
3 x 65 x 10
3 x 255 x 10
3 x 205 x 10
Close grip decline BP
3 x 125 x 10
3 x 75 x 10
Had a good one today. Nothing out of the ordinary, except this…I feel like I am consistently giving all I have on every set, with every rep. That for me is much more important than having a good set here and there, which is sometimes how I used to measure my effort. I feel like I am very connected to my program right now. I will take that as a bigger sign of my progress than anything else right now. Consistency, with a mindset of feeling every rep, is driving me further into this game than anything else right now.
Have a great day everyone. Lift heavy. ☺
My momma lifts more than that! You can do better than this, get with it!
Seriously, good job Craig. I was wondering about the reverse grip stuff. Not sure I could handle it right now.
David, Husband, Father, Pastor
(Yasen Miroslav Zavadil)
Meet Maxes: Gym Maxes:
Squat 308 315
Bench 176 185 This WILL change!
Deadlift 408 375
Shooting for a 1000+ total for next meet, spring/summer 2015. (see quote below)
"If there is nothing you can improve on, your standards are too low!" - BAMA Strength Coach Scott Cochran
1Co 9:27 But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified