New thread....yeah I forgot how to go about it for awhile. So kill me. Not sure I'm in the right forum category yet, but I'll let you guys tell me.
For anyone new out there who might be reading this. I used to be on the heavy side. 5'7" and 175 lbs. Then I decided I had to make some changes because I hated the way I looked and felt. So I went to the gym for ages with no results. Then I took a kickboxing class and although it was almost unbearable I figured it had to eventually get result so I stuck with it and I lost about 25 lbs. Then I found Bodybuilding.com and got more information on nutrition, exercise, etc. and fat kept coming off.
Once the weight started to come off I felt really motivated to get leaner and eventually talked to a trainer at my gym about training me as though I was going to compete even though I had no intention of competing.
10 months later I found myself on a stage in a FBB competition in March of 2010 and I came in second place. I couldn't stop smiling for about a week. Seriously!
Over the past year my life has gone through a lot of changes that have hampered my ability to (a) find time to workout; (b) find motivation to work out; (c) have resources so that I could properly prepare for competition.
NEW YEAR, NEW PLAN!
As you may have guessed, competing means being super lean, but over the past year or so I've done a yo-yo on the diet and am currently staring in they eyes of 20+ of fat to lose to be even close to competing. So my goal is now to drop the 20 and more and I suppose to update may stats on this site (groan). I'll think about that!
In November I embarked to lose weight before Christmas and lost 8 lbs before Dec 10th which was my goal. Gained a tad over the holidays so back at it! I KNOW HOW TO DO THIS!!!
Yesterday's workout looked like this:
Back Day (plus a bit of legs, cuz DANG!):
- Lats Pulldowns: w/u 90# x 12; work 110# x 10; 110# x 10;110# x 8 + 100# x 4; 120# x 5 + 110# x 4;
- 1 arm DB rows: 35# x 12; 40# x 10 x 10; 45# x 8;
- Bent Over Straight Arm Pulldowns; 60# x 12; 65# x 9; 60# x 8;
- Drop Set Bent Over DB Rows; (set 1) 30# x 12; 20# x 10; 15# x 12; (set 2) 30# x 10; 25# x 10; 20# x 10; (set 3) 30# x 8; 25# x 10; 20# x 8;
- Hammerstrength Low to High: 70# x 10; 55# x 12 x 12;
- Leg extensions: 70# x 12; 100# x 12
- Calf Raises (Lite to day as my back hurts): 135# x 12; 150# x 12 x 12
Cardio: 20 min step mill; 20 min stationery bike; 10 min walk and run on treadmill, SWEATY!
Happy New Year to all and best wishes in meeting all your goals!
Here's my old thread: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showth...#post807549941