Greetings to all! After lurking in the shadows for the last couple weeks, I decided to take the plunge and take on a new and bigger challenge. I got my program from Derek, and today marks Day #1. I had toyed with the idea for a while, but after running into some lack-luster enthusiasm when trying to get some friendly competition with some peeps at work it was time to elevate my game to another level with a group that definitely holds people accountable. After seeing some awesome results, I figured that it would be interesting to see just what I could accomplish with the right plan and the right guidance.
So cheers to the folks at Team SciVation. Hope I can do ya a little bit proud, because y'all bring it!
Some background: I have always done something active, and I started working with weight training when I was about 13 for track and field. Luckily, having a lot of guy friends made this part easy and being able to be stronger than a lot of the girls made me able to at least compete in basketball because I wasn't all that comparatively tall or quick. I continued lifting through high school for throwing events and for basketball. I competed in Track in college as a thrower, and tried my very best to avoid cardio at all cost other than to play basketball, etc. In regards to diet, it could be said that I really enjoyed my bulking phase .... At my very last track meet, I made a bet with one of my friends while watching a 10-K race that I would be able to eat a sandwhich and drink a 20oz Mountain Dew after running 6 miles. That then started the cardio "tortoise" phase of my athletic career (I'd say bunny but bunnies are fast), and I basically stayed away from the weights while I worked on running longer distances. I trained for a couple marathons to conquer that curiosity. Now that my distance training phase is done, I'm now looking to move toward a more permanent ability to be as fit as I can be. As my life will be taking on a very different schedule in regards to my job as of July 1, the present is as close to a regular day job as I'm going to have. Plus, I had to submit my sizes for my scrubs that are to be labeled with my name and I'd rather they don't have the "painted-on" look.
So...with that, here we go. Derek's got me on the ATS CHA 1400 plan, so I'm looking forward to seeing some changes. It has been a long time since I have done some of these lifts, and sadly I recall all too well the numbers I used to have. And even though that was a decade ago, my ego is having a very hard time being left outside..
Day 1# Back and Chest
Deadlift 1x10 @115, 1x10 @135
Cable Rows 1x10 @75, 1x10@90
DB Bench Press 1x10 @ 30's, 1 x6 @35's (this was tougher than I was expecting)
Lat Pulldown 1 x10 @ 70, 1x 10 @85
Incline DB Press 1x10 w/ 20s, 1x10 w 25s
Straight Arm Pulldown 2x10 @45s
Assisted Dips 1x6 w/100, 1x 8 w115 (this was tough!)
Diet has been on point, with my last meal to go.
And so it begins.....
The workout song of the day was BSB "Larger than Life." I hear some people are mad fans.....so I hear.
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