First of all, english is not my native langue, so, if anything I say sounds weird, let me know please
I started training 18 months ago, on split routine of course. Several exercises per body part, several sets per exercise.
First, I started training less days per week (from 6 to 3-4), then I reduced the number of sets, exercises... I changed from, say, 3 exercises for biceps with 3-4 sets each, to 2 exercises with 2 sets each. And I didn't do it for the sake of laziness or something like that: somehow in my body was telling me that it was too much. Actually it felt like yelling sometimes.
I firstly ran into this forum at random, months ago, flying from one link to another, when I stopped by the John Christy Appreciation Thread. Although I used to do split routines that time, I read it and the way he talks about "your eating is lousy" really opened my eyes for that, to the fact that I didn't want to admit that I didn't need another super-supplement, just needed to start eating big instead. I still have a way to go on the road of eating big, but I'm giving my best now, thanks to him.
After reading, I did some changes on my nutrition, rearranged my split routine, and that's it. But the seed started to grow...
Well, then. I looked forward to the Christy's thread again a couple of months later, and started reading it again. As I now agreed with 95% of his ideas, I decided to give it a try on the fullbody routine, and here I am.
My usual measure units are not lbs, inches and feet, and I hope it's not a problem. I'll change it if I must.
Starting measures - Dec/01/2009
Arm (relaxed): 24cm
Before starting fullbody - Apr/14/2011
Arms (relaxed): 32,2cm
I'll be posting new measures on jun/14. So far I seem to be putting up 4 pounds (mostly muscle, I hope
) of bodyweight.
Previous records, while on split routine:
Front pulldown (wide grip):
Seated Behind Press:
Now, to the fullbody workout:
Bench Press 2x8
Pull Down(supinated grip) 2x8
Calf Raise 1x8
Standing Press 2x8
Barbell Curl 2x8
Close Grip Bench Press 2x8
Reverse Wrist Curl 1x8
Started fullbody routine apr/14. Tried to start out light, but I think I rushed a bit on the weight progression rate, so this cycle of training should end shortly, and on the next one I'll be doing things right.
Due to the lack of smaller plates, my progression rate might not be as consistant as it could.
I usually do some really light reps (50% weight or under) for warm up, so I won't be posting these.
Also, I do a "supra warm up set", as in John Christy's Appreciation Thread. These will be posted: W = supra warm up.
My goals are quite simple: to get as big and strong as possible, always trying to improve my proper form on every exercise.
Since I started weeks ago, I'll post all the days at once, and then update it weekly after each workout.