Hi everyone! I've started this journal to track my weight lifting progress & communicate with other BBers.
I'm a 30 year old Aussie PhD student. I was an elite athlete in my teen years, did nothing in my late teens, swam & cycled recreationally and played sport through my early 20s, then had a back injury in early 2007 where I ended up with 3 bulging discs. Long story short, it was a long recovery, and I've spent the last couple of years being increasingly active renovating our house & taking ballet class but only picked up the weights again in August last year after a 6 year hiatus! I did the LiveFit trainer which was a great intro to Bodybuilding and ultimately led to me getting educated about nutrition & lifting.
To improve my body composition, keep my stress levels low, be super fit and healthy and look fantastic.
I'm addicted to endorphins and love my weights going up! I really look forward to the gym.
Start of journal pic:
AllPro's beginner routine
Currently doing a 4-day split (chest & triceps, back & biceps, legs, shoulders & abs) based on Jim Stoppani's 12 week program. No cardio at present. Debating whether to do the whole of NROLW.
IIFYM. Currently eating 2600 calories, 180g protein, 80g fat and the rest carbs.
To gain muscle, particularly in my back & shoulders. To become stronger!
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